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Are you guys running 1 or 2 " Shackles

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 95Sr5Chris, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    95Sr5Chris

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    I measured my truck today, about 2 weeks after installing my OME lift kit. I stock 31's on right now and the front was 38 1/2" and the rear was 37 3/4" passenger side and about 37" driver side. i just had gotten gas.

    Now do you think 2" shackles will look a little too jacked up in the rear, or should i go with the 1".. Tried to research some pics but didnt help much.
     
  2. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    Does the OME kit come with an add a leaf?
     
  3. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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  4. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    ^Your picture didn't upload correctly.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    Front ..
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  6. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    Did that work.. Yes i have an AAL . will 2" Shackles be too much?
     
  7. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    I have a 1" lift shackle on my truck but I've got that with my Dakar leaf pack and toytec c/os up front. A 2" lift shackle will be hanging out a good amount from underneath the bedsides if that matters to you. You gain half the added length of the longer shackle in a lift shackle so a 1" lift shackle is 2" longer than stock shackles and a 2" lift shackle is 4" longer than stock.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    okayyy i see, then ill prob just go with the 1", Just trying to even out the look of the truck
     
  9. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    You can kind of see the shackles sticking out from underneath the bedside in the picture I posted. My rear bumper hides it somewhat. I have the toytec 1" shackles on my truck.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    I have Wheelers 5pk leafs, with wheelers AAL and toyotech 1.5'' shackles.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Neither (or both...depending on how you look at the numbers).
    Mine are 12" :spy:
     
  12. Oct 15, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    who the hell runs a 12" shackle??? you crazy
     
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    stock shackles with the omme kit are 4 1/2 if irc. i went with 6inch shackles and gained 3/4" of lift. i have rake towards the front now but i like that look better. plus the amount of droop i gained is crazy( if u wheel alot) OH! and dont forget about new shocks....... measure before u put shackles on u may be surprised...
     
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    People who think 9" shackles are for pussies...that's who. :p
     
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    haha. yeah... i tried the 9" shackle thing. 12" is much, much better
     
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    Do they even make shackles near that big!?
     
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    I said I have a 12" shackle didn't I :notsure:

    It's a long travel thing.

    IMG_3560_947f0f56b5908d952fb9f447d69f8baf5a7d21d8.jpg
     
  18. Oct 15, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Oh, duh I forgot about shackles built for long travel! I was thinking about just regular shackles... :rolleyes:
     
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