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shackles?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mackmccard420, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Apr 23, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    mackmccard420

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    whats the pros and cons on rear shackle lifts. compared to aal or blocks. i got 2.5 spacers for the front. money is tight so i went the cheap way out. 2002 4dr 4x4
     
  2. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    PROS - easy install, better articulation

    CONS - wears out stock leaf springs faster
     
  3. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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  4. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    FWIW, With shackles, you have to increase the length 2 times to get half the lift. For example, shackles that are 3" longer than stock, will yeild 1.5" lift. Also, when brakeing, they will "Unload" alot more than stock, which can be unsettleing to some. AS for the wear on your springs, they wont cause any more wear to the springs than the OEM ones.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    man, i suck at technical explanations... when i ran shackles on my stock leafs i saw it first hand, but cant explain it other than the extended shackles pushing the one end of the leaf packs with more tension than stock... its the weight distribution towards the rear that causes the de-arching faster than normal...

    i know i make no sense, but i do recall someone explaining it much better about 4 years ago on TTORA when shackles were all the craze... haha
     
  6. Apr 23, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    Are you thinking of the "Revolver" type shackles, and the like? They have a pivot at some point in them, and when they extend, it induces a torsional twist to the leaf pack, and, yes, can wear out, or damage the leaf pack. A regular type shackle will have no affect on the springs, as it simply lowers the rear of the spring to give lift. Also why for a 3" longer shackle, you only get 1.5" lift. Another ill affect is that, if you get too long of a shackle, it will eat into the departure angle of the truck. :)
     
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