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Old 11-14-2010, 11:07 AM
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Default 1" Shackle and Spacer

Does anyone know if there is a 1-2 inch shackle and spacer lift made for our trucks? I know that the spindle is the preferred way to go but I really dont want to get that involved financially and work wise. Also Im not a huge fan of body lifts in general.

I wont be rallying the truck so Im not concerned with doing anything other than making it sit a little higher when I put some 31s on it.

Is there a reason that many people dont seem to do a budget boost on the suspension? Everything I read on here is shackle or body lift. 1-2 inches of suspension would be perfect for me. Will it change the geometry or something if you dont do a new spindle or control arms?

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Old 11-14-2010, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: 1" Shackle and Spacer

everything ive seen says 1-2" in front shoudnt be a problem, once you get past that you get into jacked up balljoint angles. It will change the geometry, but that can be fixed with a front end alignment. I plan on doing the same on my front. Just enough to level it out, but I also will be doing a body lift and going with the 31s.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:37 AM
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Have you found any decent kits that come with shackle spacer and shocks?
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: 1" Shackle and Spacer

No, have seen a universal spacer at Orilleys rubber donut deal. Should be good for about 1 1/2"s. Also have seen a extension piece at Autozone that screws on top of the stud on your shock for the front, looks like it should be good for about 2"s. Not planning on beating on the truck, got a cherokee with 33s for that, so I figure these items should be fine for driving around and not posing any safty risk. Thats all Ive come up with outside of buying 1 or 2" springs from Suspension Tech I believe is the name. Those are about 100$. Spacers Im looking at are 7$ a piece, and none of these parts would be used for not how they were intened to be. As for the rear Ive heard people use the beltech chevy drop shackles which actually raise the rear of our trucks. But Im not planning on anymore than leveling the front so I have not researched the rear. Do know you can get lift blocks for 30-40$ here 1-3"s to place between the axle and rear springs. I plan on 3" spindles and those lift blocks for ride quality purposes probably late next year or so.
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