6" LIFT + SHACKLE LIFT - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 06-02-2012, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
Behavior Modificationist

 
AgTires4295's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,456
Thanks: 14
Thanked 54 Times in 46 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
6" LIFT + SHACKLE LIFT

Have been cruising the forums now for a couple hours taking in as much information as possible about lifting my already 6" lifted PSD (unsure of lift brand) another 1.5-2" without compromising functionality. After reading through 4295 pages of information, it really seems like a crap-shoot as to if it is a "good" or "bad" idea to add a shackle lift... Not only this, but the posts are some years old, so I'm wondering if within the past few years any new knowledge/ideas/advice as to whether it is "good" or "bad" idea have developed.

JUST ordered NITTO Mud Grappler 37s (which were more like 38s) and of course when I went to put them on, they didn't fit . They rubbed the rear wheel-well and ate the front bumper by an inch. Long story short, ended up putting same tires on in a 35" and my buddy said next time to do a shackle lift.

IMO, these 35s look kinda dinky on my PSD. Thoughts and ideas???


2001 7.3L
Pro Comp 6.5" Lift
Pro Comp 16x10 Alloys
35x12.5 Nitto Mud Grapplers
Sky Jacker Hydro 7000 Steering Stabilizers
K&N CAI JUNKED For A 6637
Straight Piped Dual 4"
Jasper 4R100 (Rebuilt in '05)
Tru-Cool Max
Dieselsite Coolant/Trans Filters
ISSPRO EV2 (Boost, EGT, Trans)
Centramatics
EBPV Switch
'07 Headlight Conversion
Foil Delete
Zoodad
Monitoring with Torque
AgTires4295 is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Fall Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Montgomery
Posts: 458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Get w/ Trevor @ PMF Disclaimer - Precision Metal Fab

He can get you fixed up.
Fall Guy is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 06-04-2012, 03:17 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
AmberKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I purchased my truck from the original owner with a shackle leveling kit(not sure what brand) and 35's on it. I then put a Skyjacker Softride 6" system on it in addition to the shackle kit and it does great. I was surprised at how level the rear sits with just the 6" block. It clears my bald 37's with room to spare except, of course, at the leaf springs when turned hard.
AmberKnight is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 06-04-2012, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
Behavior Modificationist

 
AgTires4295's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,456
Thanks: 14
Thanked 54 Times in 46 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fall Guy View Post
Get w/ Trevor @ PMF Disclaimer - Precision Metal Fab

He can get you fixed up.
Thanks! Looks like a great start


2001 7.3L
Pro Comp 6.5" Lift
Pro Comp 16x10 Alloys
35x12.5 Nitto Mud Grapplers
Sky Jacker Hydro 7000 Steering Stabilizers
K&N CAI JUNKED For A 6637
Straight Piped Dual 4"
Jasper 4R100 (Rebuilt in '05)
Tru-Cool Max
Dieselsite Coolant/Trans Filters
ISSPRO EV2 (Boost, EGT, Trans)
Centramatics
EBPV Switch
'07 Headlight Conversion
Foil Delete
Zoodad
Monitoring with Torque
AgTires4295 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 06-04-2012, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
Behavior Modificationist

 
AgTires4295's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,456
Thanks: 14
Thanked 54 Times in 46 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmberKnight View Post
I purchased my truck from the original owner with a shackle leveling kit(not sure what brand) and 35's on it. I then put a Skyjacker Softride 6" system on it in addition to the shackle kit and it does great. I was surprised at how level the rear sits with just the 6" block. It clears my bald 37's with room to spare except, of course, at the leaf springs when turned hard.
Your rig looks great with that lift, bumper, light combo! Did you have any problem with your driveshaft angle after putting the 6 inch lift on? I'm worried about it being a little too extreme


2001 7.3L
Pro Comp 6.5" Lift
Pro Comp 16x10 Alloys
35x12.5 Nitto Mud Grapplers
Sky Jacker Hydro 7000 Steering Stabilizers
K&N CAI JUNKED For A 6637
Straight Piped Dual 4"
Jasper 4R100 (Rebuilt in '05)
Tru-Cool Max
Dieselsite Coolant/Trans Filters
ISSPRO EV2 (Boost, EGT, Trans)
Centramatics
EBPV Switch
'07 Headlight Conversion
Foil Delete
Zoodad
Monitoring with Torque
AgTires4295 is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 06-04-2012, 08:51 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,704
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Not a problem...we can get you everything needed ..just PM or email me pictures so I can see what you will need..

Cary
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 06-04-2012, 10:46 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
CSIPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bend, Or
Posts: 6,169
Thanks: 32
Thanked 49 Times in 47 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
37's and a 4" lift... Cant imagine rubbing that bad with a 6" lift... Need to check and make sure your rear axle has not shifted...

Mine did and I had to replace the center pins.

01 F-250 SC PSD,320k,16 Isspro Gauges, AFE-2,CCV Mod,IAH delete,map reg,Modded H2e, 6.0 IC, 230/100 from P.I.S, Studs, 910 springs, Forged rods, Water injection,Hydra chip-No Limit/Gearhead tuning, Swamps HVHF IDM, MBRP 4" dual's, Aero, 6" tip's, 4" Revtek lift, 37/12.5/16.5 MT's
Joe



DYNOPROVEN.COM, PERFORMANCEINJECTIONSYSTEMS.COM and RIFFRAFFDIESEL.COM
CSIPSD is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 06-05-2012, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
Behavior Modificationist

 
AgTires4295's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,456
Thanks: 14
Thanked 54 Times in 46 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CSIPSD View Post
37's and a 4" lift... Cant imagine rubbing that bad with a 6" lift... Need to check and make sure your rear axle has not shifted...

Mine did and I had to replace the center pins.
The 38" Mud Grapplers I had put on last week fit nicely on the rear axle (sorry, I re-read my initial post and it does look like I'm talking about the rear tires but meant the front axle, rear part of the front wheel-well). The front when turned one direction ate the front bumper by an inch (I can only imagine what would happen offroad hitting a bump of ANY size) and when turned the other direction, began to rub even worse in the bottom of the wheel-well. Just need to get a liiiiiiittle bit higher, but dont' wanna throw off the geometry of the driveshafts/steering.

Thanks for the info Cary! I'll see about getting some pictures posted ASAP


2001 7.3L
Pro Comp 6.5" Lift
Pro Comp 16x10 Alloys
35x12.5 Nitto Mud Grapplers
Sky Jacker Hydro 7000 Steering Stabilizers
K&N CAI JUNKED For A 6637
Straight Piped Dual 4"
Jasper 4R100 (Rebuilt in '05)
Tru-Cool Max
Dieselsite Coolant/Trans Filters
ISSPRO EV2 (Boost, EGT, Trans)
Centramatics
EBPV Switch
'07 Headlight Conversion
Foil Delete
Zoodad
Monitoring with Torque

Last edited by AgTires4295; 06-05-2012 at 06:43 AM.
AgTires4295 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 08:54 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
AmberKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by AgTires4295 View Post
Your rig looks great with that lift, bumper, light combo! Did you have any problem with your driveshaft angle after putting the 6 inch lift on? I'm worried about it being a little too extreme
No problems with the driveshaft angle but you do need to drop the carrier bearing. I've got a 1/4" steel plate and 1" solid billet spacers dropping mine. Rides, drives, and steers better than it did with just the shackle leveling kit only.
AmberKnight is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 06-09-2012, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
Behavior Modificationist

 
AgTires4295's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,456
Thanks: 14
Thanked 54 Times in 46 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmberKnight View Post
No problems with the driveshaft angle but you do need to drop the carrier bearing. I've got a 1/4" steel plate and 1" solid billet spacers dropping mine. Rides, drives, and steers better than it did with just the shackle leveling kit only.
COOL I'll still have to get some pictures up! Working 7 days a week makes it hard to get around to these things


2001 7.3L
Pro Comp 6.5" Lift
Pro Comp 16x10 Alloys
35x12.5 Nitto Mud Grapplers
Sky Jacker Hydro 7000 Steering Stabilizers
K&N CAI JUNKED For A 6637
Straight Piped Dual 4"
Jasper 4R100 (Rebuilt in '05)
Tru-Cool Max
Dieselsite Coolant/Trans Filters
ISSPRO EV2 (Boost, EGT, Trans)
Centramatics
EBPV Switch
'07 Headlight Conversion
Foil Delete
Zoodad
Monitoring with Torque
AgTires4295 is offline  
Reply

Tags
6 inch , shackle , suspension lift

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome