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Old 05-06-2012, 05:05 AM
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Has anyone used 2" lift shackles?

I am trying to figure out how to level my truck and now I have on solution, only need some measurements and comments on this:

I think I have a 2,5 to 3.5" lift kit in front and my front is lover then the rear

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And I would like to level it to look better, is there anything that would make it a bad idea to put longer shackles to the rear of the front leaf springs?
What about wheel turning angles? would they stay okay?

I do not now how much lift I need to level it but if some one has ever used 2" lift shackles like this:

Ford Superduty 2" Front Lift Shackle Leveling Kit | eBay

What are the measurements how long are they and how long is stock shackles? I do not know if I have stock or not?

But it would be insane to buy a set fo $60 and shipping overseas to here to Finland another $60 when I have material and time to make my own shackles. It's about 20min work if I only get a measurement to start with
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:27 AM
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I measured my own shackles to 17cm and using converter app to convert to inch it would be 6.69" long shackles,, that is measured from edge to edge and from center of the bolt holes measured it would be 12.5cm that's 4.9"

So if they are stock shackles how much longer should they be to work as 2" lift?

if only adding 2" length to the shackles it probably wont lift much an inch maybe?
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I run the same shackle on the front of my truck with no problems. I can get you a measurement in a few.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:51 PM
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Thank you! Appreciate it!
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I apologize door the delay, had a super busy day today. I will measure them first thing in the morning.
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I apologize door the delay, had a super busy day today. I will measure them first thing in the morning.

Did you remember to take measurements?
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What does this do to the front pinion angle?
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I ran them on my 04 F350. No problems with pinion angle. I bought mine off of ebay.
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I put a pair in yesterday. was a bitch on the 1st one. 2nd was easy...


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So could anyone please paste some measurements on them?

I would also buy them on ebay if I lived in the US

but when I live in Finland and there is no where else to buy these than in the US the total price would be insane for me. The shackles are about $60 and the best shipping prices so far would be around $60 and then I pay 7.5% custom fees on total 60 + 60 = 120 + 7.5% = $129 and then I pay taxes 23% on that total, that would be 129 + 23% = $158.67

For that price I can make my own shackle at least 10 times, if I only had the measurements
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So sorry, glad I saw this thread again. Mine a 10" long, 2" wide and 8" centers for the bolt holes. They are made of 1/4" flat stock with square tube in the middle what ever width your springs are. I even snapped a pic. Again sorry about the delay.

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So sorry, glad I saw this thread again. Mine a 10" long, 2" wide and 8" centers for the bolt holes. They are made of 1/4" flat stock with square tube in the middle what ever width your springs are. I even snapped a pic. Again sorry about the delay.

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I finaly had the time to make the shackles.
Now my truck looks level to me!

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The extra holes are for stock height, It's only temporary that the holes are empty, I will put an iron pipe there with a bolt going through it that way it's easy to change it to stock when next years inspection comes.

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Sweet looking truck. What happened to the swaybar?

Anyone have pics of a leveled regular cab? Esp one with stock or close to stock tires?
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