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Old 09-19-2019, 09:10 AM   #1
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Lift shackles for lowering kit

Hey GUys
My 97 is lowered 6in in th rear want to raise it about a inch do they make lift shackles that will fit these trucks or is their another way to do it?

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Old 09-19-2019, 10:48 AM   #2
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Re: Lift shackles for lowering kit

I used AC delco air shocks with shock extenders ...OEM size shocks. worked perfect.
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:04 PM   #3
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Re: Lift shackles for lowering kit

they make shackles, but typically they are longer and would lower more.

going shorter would drastically change how the spring flexes and cause a bucking more that likely.

you could consider a rear shackle flip ??? depending on your fab skills and which holes you use...

dig through some 4wd threads, or service sites for rear shackle mounts...some make a boxed version that are smaller overall than a stock and could easily be placed where needed.
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:05 PM   #4
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Re: Lift shackles for lowering kit

I suggest having your springs rearched for the needed lift. If my memory is right lift shackles are shorter then lowering or factory shackles. This can cause the ride to become a bit jittery due to the springs inability to grow length wide during compression.
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Re: Lift shackles for lowering kit

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/UNFLIP.html

here is a good start...
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Re: Lift shackles for lowering kit

Air shocks....
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Re: Lift shackles for lowering kit

^^^^
and when they leak ????
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Re: Lift shackles for lowering kit

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and when they leak ????
You fix them.. just like to fix any other line that may leak on a truck.
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Re: Lift shackles for lowering kit

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Hey GUys
My 97 is lowered 6in in th rear want to raise it about a inch do they make lift shackles that will fit these trucks or is their another way to do it?

Thanks
When I lowered my 99 crew cab 4/6 it was a bit too low in the rear. I ordered some 1 lift shackles off of eBay. They worked just fine.
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