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longest rear shackles without modifying exhaust

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by gsanderson, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Dec 4, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    gsanderson

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    What is the maximum length rear shackle that can be installed on a
    first gen 4wd without modifying the exhaust...

    I want an additional inch of lift on the rear and would like to use shackles but do not want to interfere with the exhaust...

    from my review I think I need a 5.5" long rear shackle as the stock is 3.5" long...
     
  2. Dec 4, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Yep. For every 2" longer the shackle is, you get 1" lift...
     
  3. Dec 4, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    dylandercole

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    thats what I did. got mine from toytec. i like it a lot. I cut my tailpipe though and its not a big deal at all. I havnt noticed any problems with cvutting it.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    i think with any shackle you purchase other than stock you'll need to *at a minimum* cut off the tip of the exhaust far enough back so as its out of the way

    you can also reroute it...but it sounds like you dont want to do that...

    its been so long since i cut mine though so i dont recall exactly how close it is to the leaf springs and at what point you'd interfere
     
  5. Dec 5, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    jlvhrse

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    With the longer shackles you might want to consider installing taller bumps so you don't negative arch your springs on compression.
     
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