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Old 05-03-2010, 03:22 PM
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Default 6400 shackles effect pinion angle?

I finally saved up and lifted my ranger, Today I just cranked the Torsion Bars a inch and the front sits about 2 inches taller than the back. I have the 6400 2" shackles but my neighbor said it will mess up the pinion angle? I actually found a few people who had problems with it but seems many people are running them without problems. Will this effect anything?

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Old 05-05-2010, 12:42 AM
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Default Re: 6400 shackles effect pinion angle?

First off, you're truck is looking good in those pictures.

The 6400 shackles do indeed slightly change the pinion angle, however, a lot of Ranger owners run them without any problem. The majority of problems coming from shackles has to do with other vehicles, (Jeeps, etc.) where people have put shackle lifts in their front suspension causing issues.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:38 AM
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Default Re: 6400 shackles effect pinion angle?

Putting the shackles in the rear can actually help your drive line angle when you lift it. Since the leaf springs are below the bracket that holds them, putting a lift shackle in there will push the leaf spring down towards the ground which shifts the axle pinion up farther so the angle is not as severe when you lift the truck.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: 6400 shackles effect pinion angle?

Thanks Tom and West for the replies, I put them on and actually think they did help the angle because before with the 4" tempered blocks when I was going down the highway and let off the gas or regas it a loud noise would occur. After we put the shackles on this stopped? It was wierd how it completly stopped after doing this so maybe it did help it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: 6400 shackles effect pinion angle?

so what kind of lift did you put on it...it looks sick
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:38 PM
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so what kind of lift did you put on it...it looks sick
Thanks,

My neighbor & I put on a 3" body lift, 3" spindles & 4" blocks in the rear to replace the 2" blocks it came with. After those pictures we cranked the torsion bars about 2" and added the shackles to get about another 1.5"
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:27 PM
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sweet got any pics with the shackles?
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:41 PM
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looks great man
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:55 PM
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looks good man. are those duratracs?
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:51 AM
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4 inch blocks sound scary I would remove those before you break them and cause even more damage..
Anything over 2" of blocks will cause BAD axle wrap. Axle wrap will lead to the cracking and failure of the spring pack.

I would remove the 4" blocks immediately.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:07 AM
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i thought anything over 5 or 6 would cause axle wrap
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:11 AM
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Default Re: 6400 shackles effect pinion angle?

4" blocks cause it as well. Even the 2" factory blocks can cause axle wrap. The best setup is the spring directly on the axle.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: 6400 shackles effect pinion angle?

ive got factory blocks on mine and just installed a locker and now my axle wrap can be bad. so i just ordered some traction bars to solve that problem
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:55 PM
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ive got factory blocks on mine and just installed a locker and now my axle wrap can be bad. so i just ordered some traction bars to solve that problem
I would send the traction bars back and get a set of BellTech 6400's. The traction bars will limit your flex where the shackles will help a bit.

Not to mention that you can get the BellTech 6400's for about $70 shipped.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:35 PM
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I would send the traction bars back and get a set of BellTech 6400's. The traction bars will limit your flex where the shackles will help a bit.

Not to mention that you can get the BellTech 6400's for about $70 shipped.
why would i send the bars back? do u even know what trac bars do? shackles have nothing to do with preventing axle wrap and tire hop. once u get a locker and somehow magically dont have any tire hop, ill get some shackles. but it wont happen
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