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stock shackle length?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wagon, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. wagon

    wagon Newbie

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    i searched but couldn't really get an answer. how long are the rear shackles on an 85 blazer. is there a difference in the blazers and trucks or in pre 88/89 versus post. thanks for any help
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Stock shackles are 4" long center-to-center. AFAIK ORD & stock 87-91 shackles are 4.5" long (and also use 1/2" bolts insted of 7/16").
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Which rear shackles?

    Front-spring rear shackle or rear-spring rear shackle? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Front spring rear Shackles: there are at least 2 different lengths CB6 trucks (factory Dual shock) are a full inch longer than the "normal" shackle IIRC
     
  5. wagon

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    i am wondering for rear-spring shackles, i have seen some pics of some that are 5" (stock gm), what do those come off of?
     
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    Did you sneek that "rear" into the post /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif or was I being lame /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    The stuff I posted was for the front because those are the ones most people make...so I just assumed that was what you were looking for.
     

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