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Looking for longer shackles


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My 93 was lowered when I bought it, being a frugal Yankee, I left the dropped I beams in place and swapped the spring perches on the rear end so it sits on top of the axle. The problem is that the rear is 1 1/2 or 2" lower than I want, even after new rear springs. Has anyone found any longer spring shackles? I don't like my rear end sagging nor do I want to hear :that's to be expected for a man your age. See that? As a public service I supplied my own smart ass reply.
 


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Check out this from the Tech Library...

 

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Thanks. I had found some but they're only listed for 98 and newer.
 

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all shackles are the same any year will fit. have ya thought of a quick google search for ranger lift shackles?
 

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Belltechs will fit any year. They will change your pinion angle though.

What about add-a-leafs? Or load leveler shocks? I put a short add-a-leaft set in my Explorer and got half an inch of lift... a set of Monroe load leveler shocks lifted it another 2". Rides nice although it's a lot heavier than your truck.
 

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See that? As a public service I supplied my own smart ass reply.
That is not a public service. You deprived us of some fun.

no worry. We’ll find something else.
 

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Put in a 2" block? Between axle and spring.
 

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left the dropped I beams in place and swapped the spring perches on the rear end so it sits on top of the axle
Reads to me like spring over axle...
Do you have a 10 or 20 ton press? Re-arch the springs your self.
But the shackles everyone are talking about should do the trick.
 

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I installed a pair of Belltech 6400 shackles yesterday and gained 1 1/2- 2 inches, just what I was looking for,thanks.
 

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I installed a pair of Belltech 6400 shackles yesterday and gained 1 1/2- 2 inches, just what I was looking for,thanks.
That's better than Viagra. :yahoo:
 

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Got before and after glam photos?

Isn't there two sets of holes on those and which holes did you use?
 

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Got before and after glam photos?

Isn't there two sets of holes on those and which holes did you use?
I used the holes that gave me the most lift. I'll have to take a new picture now that it isn't a tail dragger anymore.
 

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A couple weeks ago I replaced the 2+1, 1100 lb springs with 3+1 1250 lb upgrade springs with no change. Then I swapped shackles,Here's before and after photos:
outside 5.13.20.JPG
New springs.JPG
 

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Those did the trick pretty well...
 


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