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Tow hitch + longer shackles = no good?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by kumaWRX, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Jan 27, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    kumaWRX

    kumaWRX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    SAW 2.0 Coilovers, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, Toytec 1" lift shackles, Bilstein 5100 rear shocks, aFE Stg. 2 intake, Doug Thorley headers, Magnaflow muffler, 16x8 ProComp 7089 wheels, Toyo Open Country A/T tires, Pamalu bedliner, Bakflip G2 bedcover
    I have an 04 double cab and I just installed a Toyota tow hitch I want to get 1 or 2 inch longer shackles to add to my 3-leaf AAL(which only netted me 1 inch) to match the approx 3 inches I got in the front from my SAWs. I was looking and I know the 2 inch lift shackles are gonna be 4 inches longer than stock, and by the looks of it, if I stuff one side offroading, the shackles may hit the tow hitch bracket. Anyone have a similar setup? Is it anything to worry about?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad custom LT kit with King coilovers and bypasses, Deaver J59 leaf packs with custom 8 inch shackles and Bilstein 7100 12" travel shocks, 16x8 Eagle Alloy 137s, 285-75-16 BFG KM2s, custom front bumper and skid, Procomp H911 foglights, custom rear bumper and spare tire carrier, bed bar, Engage Offroad custom chase light rack, Icom V8000 radio
    i dont have any pics, but im running a Deaver 8 leaf pack with custom 8 inch shackles and while it looks like it would hit the tow hitch, it doesnt...

    the leaf pack is not long enough to articulate the full length of the shackles...
     
  3. Jan 27, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    kumaWRX

    kumaWRX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sweet, thanks for the help Mike.
     
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