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Shackle angle?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crwln73, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. crwln73

    crwln73 1/2 ton status

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    Is this too much??Do I need longer shackles? Shackle [image]http://coloradok5.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=2967[/image]
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    How is that set up? Is that the ORD kit?
     
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    muscle 1/2 ton status

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    I'd say you need something. There is no travel left in those shackles.
     
  4. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> The springs look nearly flat, so long as the shackles don't max out when the springs are completely flat then you'll be fine. I'd suggest just jacking up one side of the axle to get one spring flat so you can see if the shackle maxes out. </font color>
     
  5. tRustyK5

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    I'd say you have a bit too much angle...but like Shaggy said as long as the shackle doesn't hit anything when the springs are flat you should be OK. Yours look like the shackle would be near flat when the spring is flat and might go over center.

    It is hard to say for sure from a single picture though...

    rene
     
  6. ben427

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    Well it probably wouldnt hurt to build a set of dogleg shackles just so it doesnt hit, im gonna have to do that with mine too. Id be afraid of breaking a main leaf.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    dogleg shackles

    [/ QUOTE ] Could he just turn his over? Or am I just a dumbass.... /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    Not with a factory shackle, because that would actually make a better chance for the shackle to hit the spring from the dessign of the shacle.
     
  9. BorregoK5

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    Yes, your shackle will bottom out the first big dip you hit. Your not even resting on the overload yet. If your truck was set up for 52" springs and you reversed your ORD brackets then your back and inch at 53". Your shackle is 4" so the two together when the springs lay flat will go completely horizontal at 57" (the length of those packs flat) and then impact. Adding just an inch to the shackle would bring you close to eliminating this and 1 1/2" more and you would clear it.
     

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