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Old 05-15-2010, 03:24 PM
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Default Shackles???

can some one please explain to me a litttle more detail about rear shackles. also i want to get a shackle that will give me 1.5" of lift in my rear. can some one tell me what type to get.
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:49 PM
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I think its the Bell Tech 6400 shackles. They are larger than the factory shackles you have on your truck basically making the distance between the leaf and frame greater.
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:49 PM
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you know, the search button is there for a reason.

get some belltech 6400 chevy lowering shackles, theyre good for 1.5 inches of lift
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:46 PM
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i know i just dont get why it says they are lowering devices. but in reality they actually lift the truck. little confused
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:51 PM
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i havent looked in to it a lot but apperantly it is like that they are made for chevy trucks to lower them and when u put them on ur ranger they will lift them, its the way they are made. correct me if im wrong
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:52 PM
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i know i just dont get why it says they are lowering devices. but in reality they actually lift the truck. little confused
They lower chevy trucks but lift our trucks.

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Old 05-15-2010, 06:54 PM
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Can get them off ebay for about the same price as Tom posted
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:42 PM
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you know, the search button is there for a reason.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who preaches this.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:55 PM
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They went up in price. I got mine for 42.95 shipped
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:03 AM
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I dont mean to hijack this thread but it looks like its pretty much done. Did anyone have any problems with the bolts on the stock shackle. I was looking at them today and it seems like it be impossible to get the bolt all the way out on my 06 because it hits into this bracket next to my hitch?? any ideas or solution
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:09 AM
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I dont mean to hijack this thread but it looks like its pretty much done. Did anyone have any problems with the bolts on the stock shackle. I was looking at them today and it seems like it be impossible to get the bolt all the way out on my 06 because it hits into this bracket next to my hitch?? any ideas or solution
simple solution: get the top bolt out first
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:29 PM
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simple solution: get the top bolt out first
hey man sorry getting back so late, I couldve swore I replied back but I guess something messed up. I finally ordered the shackles just waiting on them to come in, could you go into more detail and descriptive about the best way to get the old out. sorry im still learning as I go.
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:53 AM
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You will need to remove two bolts in order to replace the shackle. The first is the top that attaches the shackle to the mount. The second connects the leaf to the shackle, which is the one you think looks difficult. Remove the top bolt that connects the shackle to the mount first, and the shackle WITH THE LEAF STILL CONNECTED will lower, giving you enough clearance to remove that bolt and reinstall on the new shackle.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:52 PM
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You will need to remove two bolts in order to replace the shackle. The first is the top that attaches the shackle to the mount. The second connects the leaf to the shackle, which is the one you think looks difficult. Remove the top bolt that connects the shackle to the mount first, and the shackle WITH THE LEAF STILL CONNECTED will lower, giving you enough clearance to remove that bolt and reinstall on the new shackle.
thanks man thats really what I was needing. So im thinking just put the rear on jack stands by the frame then use my jack to raise and lower to rear end to take the weight off, slide the bolt out of the shackle to mount and slowly drop the rear some to take out the bolt that attaches the shackle to the leaf. Then put new shackle on the leaf and raise the rear end again into place and bolt new shackles to the mount. Is that sound about right. and just off the top of your head, do you know what tools like size wrenches or sockets will be best to use? Just that'll save me abunch of time.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:52 AM
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