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Front Shackle position pictures

Pictures from Australia. I am having a lot of problems with my Aussie made lift kit. I should have got one imported, but was worried about warranty. Anyway, my front shackles are only 10mm from touching the frame at the back of the front springs. What position/degrees should the shackle hang at? These are aftermarket conventional leafs, 6 pack. Here are the pics






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Springs are to long...
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Spring length

Is there anyway you could tell me how long the main leaf should be? The manufacturer has offered to reduce the length by 15mm but is that going to be enough? This is the second set I have put in in 3 months.

Australian delivered right hand drive 03 7.3l
Dual Cab 4x4
4" from the turbo
Low stall TC and some other goodies
ARB Bull bar and fog lights, 8"spotties
Factory running boards
315x75x16 BFG
Carry boy canopy
Diablo Predator
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Springs are definitely too long, I will get a measurement off my truck later this afternoon....

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Not Stock, you have no idea how much I would appreciate that. I have put two sets of the same springs in and argued with the distrubutor and manufacturer that they are no good. First they told me the springs failed and now they are trying to tell me of the thirty odd sets they have sold they were all like that and no one has complained. I am Canadian and live in Australia. I bought a factory converted right hand drive so I had Ford warranty and have been trying to buy everything here so I am covered but I always seem to get dicked around. It is an F250 xlt 2003 7.3l. They sold the 7.3l new here till 2005! My xlt came with a tape deck new in 2003. No CD option and is worth over $70,000 AU, $65,000US! Everything for this truck is overpriced here. Thanks again so much.

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Dual Cab 4x4
4" from the turbo
Low stall TC and some other goodies
ARB Bull bar and fog lights, 8"spotties
Factory running boards
315x75x16 BFG
Carry boy canopy
Diablo Predator
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Well if I ever have trouble selling my truck, I know where to take it!! It will be later today before I can get the measurement for ya, but I wont forget about ya

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Mine measure 55 1/4" eye to eye with the truck sitting on its own weight. My springs are 6" lift springs.

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Thanks for that can't wait to use the info, thanks again!!

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Dual Cab 4x4
4" from the turbo
Low stall TC and some other goodies
ARB Bull bar and fog lights, 8"spotties
Factory running boards
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Manufacturer is paying to put another set under the front end this week. I still am not happy with the measurement they have come up with. It is still probably half an inch too long. They told me if it's not right they will do it agin. That would make it 4 times. I guess I know where their project truck is now!

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Dual Cab 4x4
4" from the turbo
Low stall TC and some other goodies
ARB Bull bar and fog lights, 8"spotties
Factory running boards
315x75x16 BFG
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Do you need stock spring lengths? I can give you mine off a stock 1999 f250 SD
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