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Any Experience with extended shackles??

Old 03-14-2019, 07:47 PM
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Any Experience with extended shackles??

Ive got a solid front axle 85 pickup and am trying to get the ride height maybe 1-2in higher than it sits now (Stock leafs and shackles)
I know extended shackles can be a half ass way to lift a truck, but just need something before i can get something better.
How much longer than the stock shackles can you get away with before you feel the negative side effects? Would I be able to get way with running stock sized shocks?
I am aware that a shackle that is 3 inches longer than stock will give about a 1.5 inch lift, but is this too much longer to daily drive and road trip with?
Thanks ahead, for any advice.
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I will try and remember to take some measurements after work of so lift shackles. I would not go much longer than the ones I have. They don't really make that much of a difference in ride. It isn't until you start running arched springs, and moving the axle around that you start running into issues.
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