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I've been contemplating a leveling kit for quite a while now but just haven't decided on what size I want and was really only wanting to do a spacer up front. But I came across a kit that's very reasonably priced with a 3" spacer up front and a 1.5" lift shackle in the back. I've only ever heard of people doing drop shackles. Anyone have experience with lift shackles?

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i remember from the old days(i won't say exactly when to show my age)the lift shacles every one used on the back of the cars had a lot of lateral movement and prematurely wore out bushings.m2c


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I really think longer shackles on a 4x4 (especially if it's a daily driver) are a huge mistake...too much leverage on other parts, changes pinion angle, excessive wheel hop, etc. You would be better off putting in an add-a-leaf if you need to raise the rear.

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I really think longer shackles on a 4x4 (especially if it's a daily driver) are a huge mistake...too much leverage on other parts, changes pinion angle, excessive wheel hop, etc. You would be better off putting in an add-a-leaf if you need to raise the rear.

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That is what I was thinking. I was just curious. Thanks for the input guys. I think I'll look at something else.

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