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Does anyone know of any company that makes lift shackles for the rear, I want a 2", 3" at the most. I was lookin at my truck and the front end looks an inch taller than the back end, and I dont live in Cali. so thats gotta go. But I want the back end up a little bit higher than the front I like a little bit of a rake. Any helps greatly appreciated. thanks

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Does anyone know of any company that makes lift shackles for the rear, I want a 2", 3" at the most. I was lookin at my truck and the front end looks an inch taller than the back end, and I dont live in Cali. so thats gotta go. But I want the back end up a little bit higher than the front I like a little bit of a rake. Any helps greatly appreciated. thanks

I would not run shackles on the rear. I do not know of any company that even makes a shackle kit for the rear due to our max load wieght. I suggest you get either a set of 4 inch lift blocks, or a set of 4 inch lift springs for the rear of your truck. The blocks are the cheaper way to go. Your springs maybe wore out and sagging being why it is sitting lower in the rear then the front. Maybe replacing the springs with a newer set might raise the back end up to where it is suppose to be.


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It has new springs in the rear for a dually , But it has a 3" leveling kit, so maybe 3 or 4" blocks or springs would be the way to go

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That is what I would do, 3 inch or 4 inch blocks.


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Find a fab shop and have them do a shackle reverse on it. Or... If your mechanically inclined amd can use a torch, grinder and such. Lift the rear of the truck via the frame to release the tension on the springs.Burn off the riviets, punch out the rest of them. Flip the shackle and rebolt everything back to your frame using HIGH GRADE nuts/bolts/washers.

Did this to my previously owned 78 K5 blazer. Works great and leveled everything out for me...

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