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Shackle Lift????

Has anyone here done a pure shackle lift (without hangers just shackles). I just bought some shackles from superlift and they are supposed to level my truck up. Anyone done this? Will changing the caster affect anything?



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yes it may want to wander or bump steer more.

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To do it correctly you need hangers and shackles.

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yes it may want to wander or bump steer more.
will it affect anything other then handling?



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hmm i've seen 2.5" shackles on ebay for 50 bucks, but do you need longer track bar? What about doing a mini leaf pack and shackles? Anyone done 4-4.5 inches like this?

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hmm i've seen 2.5" shackles on ebay for 50 bucks, but do you need longer track bar? What about doing a mini leaf pack and shackles? Anyone done 4-4.5 inches like this?
I am wondering about this as well. I did a 2" Rough Country add-a-leaf, so what do I need to get it up to a 4-4.5" lift?

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You must use hangers and shackles or you destroy your castor. You must use some way of recentering your axle as every 2" of lift will shift your axle 1/2-3/4" its Geometry!
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I am running 2" longer shackles on my truck and I have had no noticeable negative affects.

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i agree with you guys on the caster... but what will that hurt by changing it in my case? with these shackles it would increase my caster (increase in positive caster). With this being said, in my mind the bump steer would decrease, steering effort would increase, and steering wheel recentering would be faster.

the only real negative i could see would be adjusting the pinion angle, which with my truck being stock right now i dont think this would affect the pinion angle enough to cause a problem. now if i were to install a 6" lift and leave the shackles on i could see the pinion angle becoming a problem.

please correct me if i am wrong or add any info if you have any

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How much cheaper were these from $195 correct kits?
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