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post #1 of 11 Old 10-22-2009, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking of doing a shackle lift to get total of 8-9" of lift on my truck. I'm just curious as to everything I would need to do this other than the shackles.

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I'd also recommend an adjustable trac bar.
Most likely new shocks.
And you'll need to lengthen the front driveshaft.


And of course either springs or a block to lift the rear, depending on your current rear setup.
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I'm interested in this as well, I was told to go with Donahoe Racing for the shackles but their out of Business?

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I am running 3" longer shackles and I did not need anything else. I am not saying I dont recommend it though. As far as track bar goes I am not sure as I removed the track bar when I got the truck and have looked back. My shocks and brake lines wear fine. My front drive line will slide out at full droop so I recommend a longer shaft or limiting straps.

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Thanks for the replys!

Where could I find some trac bars at?

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Airaid intake
4" Turbo back, straight
6" lift with 37" BFGs
Boost, Trans, EGT Gauges
Tirepaq
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DP Tuner 40/80/120/140 with Gauge Switch
6.0 Intercooler
Foil Delete
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Most of the bigger company's that make lifts sell adjustable track bars.

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you just uninstalled your trac bar? doesn't that make your axle feel a little sloppy in turns?
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I'm interested in this as well, I was told to go with Donahoe Racing for the shackles but their out of Business?

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you just uninstalled your trac bar? doesn't that make your axle feel a little sloppy in turns?
On a stock vehicle yes but with the beef of the springs that are in there now the axle is solid. There is no side to side movement or odd steering. I have been running the truck like this for years and it has had no negative effects on anything and gives me more suspension to use off road which was the biggest draw. Someday I may put it all back on but as of now there is no reason.

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wierd, I didn't know that was possible....why in the hell did I just buy an adjustable trac bar than....wierd...
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