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Shackle flip

Postby koch68 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:04 pm

I am wondering if flipping the rear shackle and re mounting it in the same bolt holes if the bed will still sit down on the frame. It looks like the shackle would be to high. I do not want any sort of body lift either. Just need about 2-3 inches of rear lift.
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Re: Shackle flip

Postby cep62 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:53 pm

Your best bet for a couple of inches is either a spacer block with longer U bolts ,or an "add a leaf."
four wheel drives come with a lift block from the factory and you can safely add another 2 inch spacer.

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Re: Shackle flip

Postby koch68 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:53 pm

I thought about add a leafs but didnt want to stiffen tge ride any more then it allready is. I think im gunna grt the skyjacker rear 4 inch springs delete the block and use a 2 inch or 3 inch block to level to my front
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Re: Shackle flip

Postby cep62 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:37 pm

Spacer blocks aren't considered safe on the front axle , supposedly they get loose and can affect steering.

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Re: Shackle flip

Postby koch68 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:43 pm

I meant block in the rear.my front has super duty springs and is about 3 inches taller then stock
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Re: Shackle flip

Postby cep62 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:18 pm

That should work fine.
How do the Super Duty springs fit ?

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Re: Shackle flip

Postby briansbronco » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:55 pm

Sorry to drag this one back out but could you be more specific on the "super duty springs"? What years are you using on the front?
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Re: Shackle flip

Postby Manny » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:01 pm

briansbronco wrote:Sorry to drag this one back out but could you be more specific on the "super duty springs"? What years are you using on the front?



Try here Brian if it is brian.... Ryan gave information overload here.....

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