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Old 10-22-2009, 09:25 PM
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Want to go higher?

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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Old 10-23-2009, 08:56 AM
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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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Old 10-24-2009, 07:19 AM
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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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Old 10-24-2009, 07:52 AM
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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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Old 10-24-2009, 09:50 AM
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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?

Donahoe Racing is now ICON Vehicle Dynamics:

ICON VEHICLE DYNAMICS Suspension Systems, Shocks and Lift Kits
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:33 AM
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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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Old 10-25-2009, 05:42 AM
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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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