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shackles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5Redneck33, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. K5Redneck33

    K5Redneck33 Registered Member

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    alright..i am a tightass, hell most of us are, anyhow i bought a 4 inch lift to start out with, that was almost about 8 months ago, no i have decided i wanted to go bigger so i got a body lift from a friend for cheap. and i dont think ill clear 38's good enough with a 4 inch susp. and 3 inch body. so would it be safe to make some 2 inch shackles? i know i can do it because i weld all the time but is 2 inches too much? does anybody have any advice? i appreciate the replys...
    thanks k5-jesse /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. MEPR

    MEPR 1/2 ton status

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    Well i welded some shackles together for my luv that are about 3"ers. I dont think that 2" ones would be pushing it too hard, just make shure you bolt em together realy tight so your truck dosnt lean.
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    2" longer or 2" of lift??

    -Jeremy
     
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    ZonkRat 1/2 ton status

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    2in shackles will only give 1in lift /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    Are you talking about front or rear shackles? I made these for my rear to use with a shackle flip, they are 2" longer than stock
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    The bushing assembly is 1.5" .120 wall tubing with Jeep Wrangler spring bushings and the rest was just scrap metal. Cost me bout $40 total.

    *BTW 4" Susp. + 3" Body is more than enough to clear 38's. Don't be shy with the SAWSALL!
     
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    Thats why I was asking.
    Plus Hill OffRoad makes a 2" longer shackle. And yes that does only give you 1" lift.
     

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