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Old 04-05-2011, 04:54 PM
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Default chevy lift shackles to lower ranger?

ive been reading that you can use chevy lift shackles to lower the rear of a ranger. id like to know if this is possible. has anybody done this.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:16 PM
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Default Re: chevy lift shackles to lower ranger?

Probably not. The only way a lift shackle would lower a truck is if the hangers are flipped. And the stock hangers, when flipped, only have about a half inch of clearance from the bottom of the bed.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:17 PM
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Default Re: chevy lift shackles to lower ranger?

well chevy lowering shackles lift a ranger...sooo
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: chevy lift shackles to lower ranger?

Probably because chevy's have their hangers positioned the opposite way than Rangers...
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: chevy lift shackles to lower ranger?

The shackle mounts on a Silverado or an F-150 are inverted to what they are on a Ranger. By adding length to the shackle, it raises the leaf pack higher above the shacke mount. When the length of the shackle is decreased, the truck gains lift because it pulls the leafs down closer to the ground. You would just have to measure them but i really don't think you'll get much drop as your stock shackles are already pretty short and leave little room to remove any length. They are a direct bolt in requiring nothing but a shackle though.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: chevy lift shackles to lower ranger?

yes you can use them in conjunction with a 5" flip kit.....it'll raise your rear end either 1-2" depending on the hole you use.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:15 AM
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Default Re: chevy lift shackles to lower ranger?

well Studda really all i want to do is level out the rear so itll be even with the front
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:34 AM
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Default Re: chevy lift shackles to lower ranger?

then just flip your stock shackles
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:49 PM
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