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Old 12-07-2008
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Chevy drop shackels

How do i know which ones to get?
Do they all fit the rangers?

im looking for some on ebay
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beltech 6400-summit racing 49.95 i believe
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id rather use ebay because of my paypal account
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I just did the t-bar crank and the drop shackles and here is the link if you wanna see how it turned out
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=75349
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Old 12-22-2008
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AHHHHHHH
THEY CAME TODAY!

any advice on the install?
how long should it take?

pic of them anyone?
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Old 12-22-2008
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i did them in my explore it took like a 45 min the most
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i did it two days ago and it took me and my friend 30 minutes or so... it was really easy especially if you have no rust... the only problem is the bushing on the shackle is somewhat bigger than the original shackle and it's a tight fit... just my 2 cents
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sorry to hijack but i just have a quick ? on this.....
On mine, i have my bars maxed and it is level with the rear right now....i have KYB Monomax shocks...ordered the ones that can be used with a 2 inch lift and it raised my rear end up since i dont have the adjustable shackles.
will putting in shackles make the *** end of the truck go up?
not going to do it now but i will in spring and get some 285s. just don't want my rear end to be higher than the front putting them on. but i should prob invest in #1 bars i assume.....
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Yes shackles will lift the truck 1.5-2"
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haha dang i wish it only took me 30 mins... I had to basically take my leaf springs out and drop the ubolts bc all of my stuff was so rusty that it had to be broken loose....although i have a particularly stubborn truck... it took me, my dad, and neighbor (a ford mechanic) alot of time, a vise, impact tools, arbor press, and propane torch ...

depending on how much lift you want you can use 6700's also
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The slightly wider upper bushing was the only trouble with installation on mine. But it was solved with a BFH. Total install time was maybe 30 minutes from start to finish.

About 2-3 days before install, spray the bolts with PB Blaster or the like and the bolts won't give you too much trouble.
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wd40 work?
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No not the same thing, you need a penetrating lube.

PB Blaster is awesome
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WD40 seems like water compared to PB Blaster. There are other things like PB Blaster on the market but for me nothing works better in my experience.

It works well enough that I was able to reuse the spring bolts where the exhaust connects behind the catalytic convertor. That was with 5 salty ohio winters.
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