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Old 07-13-2016, 05:54 AM
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Have you looked at your shackles? Post a picture of yours. The ends of his shackles are both in place. The middle is gone, as in not there? As in rusted away.

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Should look like this. Eleal14 just needs shackles. The OP needs to post a pic of his so we can see the hangers condition.


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I know what shackles are supposed to look like. Thanks though.
First look though it looks like a flattened spring, Ive see the spring and shackle touch like that before. Hitting the shackles is easier when they are drop shackles like he has. I'm gonna say bushings are shot on the shackles after looking at it again.

And if you want Ill even go take some shackle pics for you still. What do you want? The 6400's or the stockers on the lowered truck.. Your choice big guy.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:58 AM
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I'm not familiar with dropped shackles. I guess you are fine. My bad. Don't bother with the pic for me. I do like the added "big guy" touche!

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Old 07-13-2016, 06:04 AM
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I'm not familiar with dropped shackles. I guess you are fine. My bad. Don't bother with the pic for me. I do like the added "big guy" touche!

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No problemo.

But back to the shackles. They go bad. Rust, bushings. They need to be checked and replaced as needed.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:51 AM
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Shackles are actually 2 inch lowering ones not that old
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:54 AM
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Shackles are actually 2 inch lowering ones not that old
I was wrong but you should add "dropped shackles " (or whatever they're called) to your Sig.

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Old 07-13-2016, 01:42 PM
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I'm not familiar with dropped shackles. I guess you are fine. My bad. Don't bother with the pic for me. I do like the added "big guy" touche!

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Thanks for this. Way to man up unlike some on any site that will argue til the bitter end.

I also agree that the OP needs to post pics of his shackles as they could be part of the issue.
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Old 07-13-2016, 02:38 PM
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Thanks for this. Way to man up unlike some on any site that will argue til the bitter end.

I also agree that the OP needs to post pics of his shackles as they could be part of the issue.
Thanks, but I was blatantly wrong, not much to discuss. I should have looked at the pic on my latop before I comnented. At least the OP knows what to look for now!

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Old 07-13-2016, 04:54 PM
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Well thanks for the input guys put I think imma just do a explorer rear end swap
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:19 PM
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I have a 98 ranger and the back end sags lower than the front I'm thinking to replace the shocks with air shocks is that a good idea.

That is not a shock problem.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:33 PM
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Left and right side
( Your lowering shackles)
You need to remove your hanger and relocate it back. Your springs when compressing are basically bottoming out when they try to flatten. Sketchy crap you have goin on
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:37 AM
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Well thanks for the input guys put I think imma just do a explorer rear end swap
Maybe try and put it back to stock and see if that solves the issue. Did you do the shackle mod or was it already done when you got the truck? Are there any other suspension mods on your truck?

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Old 07-14-2016, 06:59 AM
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Only thing done is the lowering shackles and new lowering shocks. Is it not suppose to be like this
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:01 AM
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Only thing done is the lowering shackles and new lowering shocks. Is it not suppose to be like this
Did you do the mod yourself? Did you pay someone to do the mod? Did the PO do the mod?

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Old 07-14-2016, 07:29 AM
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Only thing done is the lowering shackles and new lowering shocks. Is it not suppose to be like this
Well the shackle should not be touching the leaf like it is. Honest I would ditch the lowering shackle and replace with stock. Then do a shackle flip. Thats good for 2 inch.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:32 AM
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Well the shackle should not be touching the leaf like it is. Honest I would ditch the lowering shackle and replace with stock. Then do a shackle flip. Thats good for 2 inch.
I might as well try and learn something out of this. When you lower or flip the shackle, etc do you then do something to the front to match it?

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