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using lowering shackles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by biglou400ex, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. biglou400ex

    biglou400ex Registered Member

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    I was wondering if a set of lowering shackles, which i believe are just longer in length to cause the lowering effect, could be used with a shackle flip for a little more lift. Would this cause problems with pinion angle or could it be a cheap way to gain another inch or so.
     
  2. Jonny-K5

    Jonny-K5 1/2 ton status

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    you can do it. you'll probly need to shim your axle down tho, it will affect pinion angle. also most lowering shackles arent very strong from a wheeler's standpoint, might want to reinforce/box them in.

    im thinking about doing this, not to get more lift, but to be able to move the shackle mount forward for a better angle. i think beltech makes a pretty good pair.
     
  3. muddyblzr

    muddyblzr 1/2 ton status

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    im using them with 56'' springs i put a piece of 1'' square tubing and im going to box the back of them that should keep them from bending
     

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