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Old 07-16-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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Shackles??

I'm going to be fabing up some shackles for my tacoma to give me another inch of lift in the back. Is it true that 2'' longer shackles yeild 1 '' of lift.

The stock shackle lenght is approx 5 1/4'' so if I make the new ones 7 1/4 inches long that should give me a 1 inch lift increase right.

I don't wanna make it to high, just enough to make the back level to the front.

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Old 07-16-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Your calculations are correct.

Careful that you don't go overboard with a shackle lift without extending your bumpstops as well or you run the risk of negative-arching your springs. Just something to consider.
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Thanks for the reply. Good advice on the bumpstops. My springs are preety well anyway with 150 000 miles on them. The shackles are just to hold me over until I get some aftermarket spring packs.
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