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Fatbobs lift - not completely happy.

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Rob1234, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:53 AM
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    A simple shackle or 1 inch block would do the trick. I'm not sure if it's considered sag, it's simply a taller lift to the front suspension. Unless you have de-arched leaf springs they should be fine with an additional piece to add an inch.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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    Exactly. I will definitely keep you posted on this.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    Ummm yeah, please read the earlier posts.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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    A block will not work on the 5-lug setup, but will a longer shackle be an option? That would be cheap if it will work.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    Ummm yeah, I did. :)

    I can't read anything, or I'd try to help.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    Then you didn't read closely enough. I agree with you on the shackle (that's what I have for rear lift on my 5 lug) but we have already discussed how 5 luggers are sprung under and blocks actually lower them.

    Anyway, OP, I second the shackles. Great option for height without affecting your ride. They also allow for more rear axle articulation.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    FatBobs 5 lug lift with long AAL.
    So shackles are an option for a 2nd generation 5 lug? I can't seem to find any. Anybody know a source?
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    Interesting. I have also searched and it appears that the shackles are only available for 95-04, not for 2nd gen.:notsure:
    I don't know what is so different that they would not be bale to use shackle lifts on the 2nd gen.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    I looked into the shackle flip option as well and it would put my driveshaft at a bad angle if these kits did exist for the 5 lug, but they do not. Air bags will be on my truck this Saturday, wait to see what happens. ;)
     
  10. Feb 1, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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    Shit... I forgot 2nd gens have the shackles flipped upside down so longer shackles would again lower the truck. I can't speak on the driveline angle issues but I know someone noticed the shackle mounts are identical-looking between 5 and 6 lug trucks. You should verify it before purchasing, but theoretically you could buy the flip kit and longer shackles that fit a 6 lug and it should work.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    there has to be another option for lifting the rear of your truck if its a 5 lug..... id call around.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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  13. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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  14. Feb 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    The air lift turned out to be a big piece of crap, it's built cheap and I am super pissed I wasted my money on it. Have some broken air line fittings on my table right now that get ripped off if your tire leaves the ground, turns out no one in town sells them. Should have bought the Firestone kit. :mad:
     
  15. Feb 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    What? That sucks! It did get rid of the bro look right? did it improve the ride? would you be able to fix the problem and get the product to work for you?
     
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