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Zero Rates vs. Extended Shackles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcpilot, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. rcpilot

    rcpilot 1/2 ton status

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    O.K. have to raise the front of my 76' K5 about 1".. so it's 1" Zero rates or 2" Extended shackles... what have you used and watcha liked or disliked /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    BTW: I have 4" rancho springs up front and Echobit Flip in the back... The rear sits higher than the front
     
  2. 88jimmy4x4

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    Are you talking about the ORD shackles?
    If so I think I would do that to gain height and beef that up. Also would be a good time to change the frame bushings.
    Save the zero rate till you crave more height later /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    How much higher is the rear?
    Are you using stock rear springs?
     
  3. burbBoy

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    Zero Rates

    With extended shackles your pinion angle will be way too much which will require a shim anyways. So the zero rate is easier.
     
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    Zero rates, shackle extended more than an inch can put a lot of leverage on everything (frame, bushings, MY BOLTS). I run 1" extended shackles and 4° steel shims. This gave me about 1" of lift and my pinion is perfect with my 4" BDS springs.
     
  5. rcpilot

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    The 2" shackles I was talking about (Hill's offraod etc)net 1" of lift... The front springs are 4" Ranchos (10 years old though)... I'm liking the zero rates for the fact I don't have shim.. just didn't know if the shackles would give more/better articulation..
     
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    ZRs.

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