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Are shackles stock?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by stuckinmud, May 14, 2011.

  1. May 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    Hello, just wondering...but do Tacoma's come factory stock with shackle's on the rear? I have a 2003 Tacoma TRD that I recently bought, I was installing new rear shocks and noticed that the truck is equipped with shackles, is this stock or has the previous owner made this mod? Thanks!:D
     
  2. May 14, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    Shackles are a standard component of any (certainly most) leaf spring suspensions.
     
  3. May 14, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    Oh ok...thankyou. :D
     
  4. May 14, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    There are shackles on 1st gens, but not the 2nd gens.
     
  5. May 14, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    2nd gens also have shackles but they r upside down if that makes sense. Leaf springs need to have shackles for them to work appropriately
     
  6. May 14, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
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  7. May 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    Are you suggesting that my truck does not have shackles at all? There's certainly something on the leaf spring mounts that I would refer to as a shackle....
     
  8. May 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    here is a pic of the 2nd gen shackles (kinda crappy pic). Some guys mod their trucks to make the shackle go the other way to give them a few inches of lift
     
  9. May 14, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    I was wondering what is the best way to lift the back of my 2011 Tacoma since it appeared I can not use shackles........ I'm looking for 1 inch lift approximately but I don't want to negatively change the ride of the truck
     
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