Ok so i've looked around a bit and haven't found any exact answers to the questions so i'm making this thread for a bit more help.
At this point suspension wise my 02 fx4 is stock but i plan on doing a t-bar crank no question to fit some 32 11.5s more easily but i was also considering changing stock shackles to some Beltech 6400's. i can get the shackles here Amazon.com: Belltech 6400 Shackle Kit: Automotive
for like 50 bucks. is that all i need? i've read around and many of you replace the shackle mounts because of rust issues or something but i live in New Mexico and rust is definitely not much of an issue...
so my questions are, are those two shackles all i need? would i have to do anything other than just take dismount the leafs from the shackles, replace the shackles and remount the leafs?
lastly, i also plan on installing some JD traction bars... could that be done at the same time as the shackles considering i'll prolly have the wheels and bed off? and how long would all of that take?
sorry for being so nooby, but thanks for the help, you guys are great.