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Old 09-12-2010, 01:45 PM
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Default 2 inches lower in rear

hey guys i havnt posted for a while and i was just wandering if instead of lifting the front end to make it level if i could lower the back and inch or two and it would be level. if that would work how would i go about doing that. thanxs
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:47 PM
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flip the shackles
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:06 PM
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wont that lower it like 3 or 4 inches
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: 2 inches lower in rear

idk about how much it will for your model but for mine, i heard its aboue 2 inches. you could always remove a leaf but im pretty sure that messes up your spring rate
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: 2 inches lower in rear

Yea flip the shackles cheap and easy
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: 2 inches lower in rear

your sig says your adding 33s soon? you should lift the front insted of lowering the back.........
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: 2 inches lower in rear

What do you guys mean by flip the shackles. I have a DJM 4/5 kit with stock shackles and the rear needs to go down more to be level, but what do you do to flip the shackles?
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:21 AM
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Default Re: 2 inches lower in rear

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What do you guys mean by flip the shackles. I have a DJM 4/5 kit with stock shackles and the rear needs to go down more to be level, but what do you do to flip the shackles?
Your shackles are attached to your leafsprings closer to the tailgate and you simply just unbolt them and flip them, which will then give you a 2 inch drop. You need grade 8 bolts after you unbolt the old ones. I wouldn't reuse the old ones.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:26 PM
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Can someone post a pick of this done? I know where they are and what they look like just do not understand how that would work, lol
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: 2 inches lower in rear

it speaks for itself if you look at it, stock from the hanger the shackle points down to the leaf spring but if you flip the hanger the shackle will point up like a full size chevy truck
thus it lowers your ride by two inches
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: 2 inches lower in rear

This is strange, I was just wondering how to lower the rear of my 96. I will have to give this a try.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:29 PM
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I was told that it won't work with stock shackles. I just want to make sure before I do all this work. If not I think my brother in law has 2" lowering blocks because I already have a flip kit installed.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:03 PM
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Default Re: 2 inches lower in rear

it works with stock shackles
check out www.rangerpowerports.com
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:01 PM
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THANK YOU, Now that I saw the pics I understand....
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