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Old 06-12-2008
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Rear Suspension ?

Yea, I searched, but couldnt find my specific answer. (sorry if this has been beat to death on here!)

I dont like the lift blocks that came with my superlift kit. So I want to use the chevy drop shackles like these:

Question: Will these alone replace the superlift blocks? or will I need something else? AAL? Will I need new shocks, or will the superlift shocks still work?

Also, I dont like the raked look of my truck, I want it level or maybe a little higher in the front (preferably without adjusting the tbars).

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Only way you'll lift the front by cranking those bars. Your lower arms are darn near FLAT....where as mine are angled(cranked about 60% of the way to fully cranked)

Belltech 6400 shackles is what I used. It provided 1.5" of lift(i measured before and after). I also used a ProComp Short AAL in the rear. I did not want to stack blocks in the I went the shackle/AAL route. It is darn near level with my semi cranked bars....even a little rake with the back higher...but it's just perfect for me.

Superlift shocks should be just fine. It's about the same amount of lift with the shackle/aal combo as the SL blocks. I'm using the RCD kit's rear shocks(Bilstein 5100's)

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