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Old 01-21-2016, 10:03 PM
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Default 2008 single cab long bed 3.0 auto leaf spring and shackle and drop shackle mount

hi everyone...plotting the suspension.... spindle up front... 3 or 4 ...whatever... that's pretty straight forward... my questions lie in the rear...
looking for the best possible combinations of leaf packs, shackles and hangers to achieve the lift in back....

1. The drop shackle mount

http://www.kartek.com/parts/drop-sha...drop-pair.html

with the new shackles

http://camburg.com/all-products/01-1...-mig-shackles/

...... is 3 inches right? New shocks and done, right? anyone done it?


2. Are my stock springs worthy of leaving in the equation moving forward, or could I source them from another vehicle and snag lift without too much loss in ride quality and skip shackle and or hanger swap? Explorer? Caravan? ...think I read that somewhere ....


Thanks all
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:00 PM
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Are you trying to lift the rear? Those Camburg shackles and Kartek hangars are supposed to keep a stock ride height.
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:39 PM
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Default Re: 2008 single cab long bed 3.0 auto leaf spring and shackle and drop shackle mount

I may have the wrong idea then.... hence here I am with my questions.... oh and ya... lift
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:45 AM
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Lift shackles (also used for Chevy lowering shackles) lift blocks, and add-a-leaf kits are the most popular options. Any one of those items would run you between $50-$80.

I've also heard of people who run Ford Explorer leaf springs for ~3" of lift. You can also use 1998-2003 F150 2WD leafs for around 3"-4" of lift.

Pick your poison.
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:46 PM
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Thanks Tyler46...
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