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Old 11-10-2017, 11:26 AM   #1
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New Truck

Purchased a 04 Siara
Can anyone tell me how to level the truck ( I want to lower the back) leafs in back
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:06 PM   #2
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Re: New Truck

Sorry, I can't help you with lowering. Just want to congrat you a nice pickup!
I just bought a similar pickup, 2005 Chevy, man I like mine!
Does yours have 17" tires?
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:07 PM   #3
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Re: New Truck

Lowering shackles are cheap and easy for a 2" drop.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:14 PM   #4
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Re: New Truck

That is a clean truck
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:02 PM   #5
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Lowering shackles are cheap and easy for a 2" drop.
Any draw backs to installing the shackles?
any certain brand that I should look for? Any tips?
I saw also spacers for the leaf springs that install between the axle and leaf to lower.
Oh Masongmc- yes it is a very clean truck, thanks, I picked it up from second owner, guy about 70 or so. 118K on odometer
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Re: New Truck

I used DJM, but there are plenty of good quality shackles available. They are pretty simple to swap out, 2 bolts per side.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:09 AM   #7
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Re: New Truck

The shackles do lower the travel and work well . I have done this on my o6 and been running it for years and tow a pretty heavy boat .

Now on the o4 I think if you look under the truck you may see a 2" block between the leaf and rear . I do know the 4wd trucks have this . If your 2wd has this block you can remove the block and keep the travel of the spring . You will need new shorter u bolts . Take a picture from behind the truck so we can see what you have .
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