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Old 05-02-2011, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: belltech shackle install

So did you get longer shocks?

Also have you tried putting the bolt in from the inside out? Does it still hit the hitch?
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:45 AM
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is longer shocks needed when u install shackles?
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:49 AM
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is longer shocks needed when u install shackles?
Longer shocks are needed when you need longer shocks. IF you go from completely stock to a shackle, then you are probably ok... but you lose however much lift you got in suspension droop. If you have lift blocks and add a leaf and shackles, you will probably need new shocks. On the other hand, if you lift it 4", you might not be able to go get shocks that are 4" longer because you may bottom them out when the suspension is compressed.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:05 PM
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I see your point
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:20 PM
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So did you get longer shocks?

Also have you tried putting the bolt in from the inside out? Does it still hit the hitch?
Still wondering
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:23 PM
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When I did my shackles I HAD to bring the bolt from the inside out.. othrwise it hits the hitch. Its close now, but won't touch.

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Old 05-02-2011, 06:28 PM
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Ok ill have to try that and no I didnt buy longer shocks. but I wouldnt risk modding anything else like adding longer blocks or add a leaf without longer shocks. And thanks for the tip I will switch the bolt out and see if I get better clearance
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:10 PM
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Umm....my 94 has the shackle bolt, bushings and all, siezed up inside the leaf spring. Not turning. Cut off the heads on both sides and the innerds still wont come out! Any suggestions on how to get that nasty Bass Tard out of there?
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:30 AM
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sounds like you got a real bad situation. instead of flipping my bolts i just cut off the excess of the bolt. it doesnt really rub anymore.. and it works fine. its just that when you take corners and hit a nice bump the rear end tends to come loose a little
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:05 AM
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Quick question, do i put the flat plate facing the rear like chris has done or towards the front? I have seen both ways, just would like to get a clear answer which way to place them.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:41 PM
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Quick question, do i put the flat plate facing the rear like chris has done or towards the front? I have seen both ways, just would like to get a clear answer which way to place them.
what flat plate buddy?? im a bit confused on that.. but im guessing you figured it out already?
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:54 PM
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shit when i did mine i just jacked it up from the trailer hitch and jack the truck up just before the wheels come off the ground then you unbolt and swap. took me 3 mins per side. then i brought up the truck another inch and that was even quicker lol

but the truck looks great!! never saw this post!
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:34 AM
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yeah its a fast install. i didnt even know what i was doing when i started so it took a couple hours. I found my shackles at autozone for like 20 bucks
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: belltech shackle install

When raising it just two inches from shackles you don't need to get different shocks. I was wondering if they would work because I am going to weld some custom shackles probably a 3 inch lift

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Old 01-14-2012, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: belltech shackle install

i knoow with 2 inches of lift i didnt have to get longer shocks at all. i have no trouble but three inches is pushing it i would say. You could end up straining the shocks on rougher terrian
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