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rear shock replacement with shackle lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bmxican, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    bmxican

    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    Is it entirely necessary to change the stock rear shock to an extended shock if im going to use a 1.25 in. lift shackle?
     
  2. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    anyone? ive searched. cant find the straight answer. thanks
     
  3. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    it IS 1130 or so the night before thanksgiving

    give folks a little more than 10 minutes to answer


    however

    you probably dont NEED to but it may not hurt anything to have a bit longer than OEM shocks at 1.25" of lift

    who makes shackles that size?
     
  4. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    prolly not....but if there stock shocks they prolly need to be replaiced anyway....because there more than likley worn out
     
  5. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    sorry about the impatience.. its 8:41 over here in the bay.. however it is the night before thanksgiving so i have to hand it to you. thanks for the reply. my mistake, I believe its 1.5 inches from daystar if i rmember correctly
     
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    i cant recall off the top of my head...but if the shackle is 1.5" longer than stock itll lift the truck .75" I THINK

    i dont forsee you NEEDING new shocks for that...
     
  7. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    oh man.. im going to need more lift than that for sure. Im installing billy 5100's up front at 2.5 inches. Im assuming i need about 1.5 inches of lift in the back to level it out
     
  8. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    im just guessing

    the shackles youre buying may be 1.5" lift shackles...which means theyre 3" longer than stock

    check the site where youre buying them from and see

    also check out Toytec...they have some nice shackles and may have a bundle with matching shocks you can buy
     
  9. Nov 25, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    bmxican [OP] Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    for sure I'll check it out. Hey, thanks a lot I really appreciate the help. Ill let you know when Ive made my decision, installations, etc. have a good thanksgiving
     
  10. Nov 25, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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