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Old 10-30-2009, 01:11 PM
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Lift Shackles

2" 99-04 Ford Super Duty 4x4 Front Leveling Shackles:eBay Motors (item 330365334011 end time Nov-03-09 04:33:07 PST)

I'm seriously considering these to level out my truck and clear some 33s. Anyone currently have these? Is there any other modifications I'd have to make on my truck (ie brake lines, longer shocks, etc)?
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well, I can't answer all of those questions, but you shouldn't need longer brake lines. My understanding is that you only have to extend your brake lines if your lift higher than 4 inches. If you look in your wheel well you'll see you have plenty of line to play with. Even if it gets a little tight, you can remove one of the gromets holding your brake line to the frame (since there's 2 of them) to give you more slack for hard turns.

I would also recommend buying new shocks if you do this for the simple fact is even if they do adjust to the height difference, you'll be adding stress to them when they're fully extended. I'm sure you can "wing" it until they give out on ya, but its no fun limping home. Shocks aren't that expensive, might as well do it right the first time.
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Buying new shocks is definitely on the list of things I'm going to do. I just didn't know if longer ones would be necessary. Thanks for the input.
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they may not be at first, but its definitely going to wear them faster. I'm not sure how well the stock shock setup is for our SD's...I do know when I put a leveling kit on my old dodge, which was only a 1.5inch setup, I ended up having to buy new shocks because I couldn't get enough flex to install the shackles with the shocks still installed.
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Does anyone else know if another company sells something similar?
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I just put 3 1/2" Fabtech Shackle & Hanger lift on Last week Heavy duty Stuff Installer was very impressed Very Pricey Thou,,
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Wow. Those are pricey. But sounds like they are worth the money from what I have read. Any other ideas for a shackle lift?
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Rough Country makes a 2 1/2 for about $320 Plus Shipping and they make a 2 1/2 spring pack for $275
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definitely use a hanger AND shackle combo....the other kits throw off caster, and put your driveshaft at a horrible angle...make sure you use an f350 block as well.

Chad
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dude just make your own
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