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Old 02-24-2009
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2" chevy shackles

im looking at getting some chevy shackles off ebay. what should i look for to make sure i get the right ones?

all i really found was lowering shackles. do lowering shackles for chevy's work the opposite and lift rangers?
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Yeah you want the fullsize chevy drop shackles. Summit is BEL-6400
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Or if you don't want as much lift the Belltech 6700 works too. I personally run the 6400's with a torsion bar crank and it sits pretty nice.
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Or if you don't want as much lift the Belltech 6700 works too. I personally run the 6400's with a torsion bar crank and it sits pretty nice.
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sits perfect IMO
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Or if you don't want as much lift the Belltech 6700 works too. I personally run the 6400's with a torsion bar crank and it sits pretty nice.
i want as much lift as i can without dumping $2200 into my truck. im not being cheap.... i jus cant justify spending that much for suspension lift when i bearly take my truck off-road. its not worth it to me. a body lift, t-bar crank, and shackles are plenty. 5 inches of lift for under $300.....? you cant beat that.
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Yep sounds like a plan to me.
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cant shackles twist off road? i know they dont just easily do it but i've heard bad things about them
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That was your truck and you that I drove past in the parking lot today right? You cranking your tbars more and putting these on too or you just putting these on the rear and leaving the front?
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That was your truck and you that I drove past in the parking lot today right? You cranking your tbars more and putting these on too or you just putting these on the rear and leaving the front?
im going with t-bar crank for the front, shackles in the rear, and 3inch body.

total of 5" of lift.

and yes. i saw you drive by, and i was going to say hi, but you were heading the other way.
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cant shackles twist off road? i know they dont just easily do it but i've heard bad things about them
they can but ive never seen it happen.
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cant shackles twist off road? i know they dont just easily do it but i've heard bad things about them
I imagine you'd have to be REALLY hard on your truck to do that, unless you just have some pansy shackles.
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cant shackles twist off road? i know they dont just easily do it but i've heard bad things about them
if you use the ghetto ones from advance auto, yes
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im going with t-bar crank for the front, shackles in the rear, and 3inch body.

total of 5" of lift.

and yes. i saw you drive by, and i was going to say hi, but you were heading the other way.
Oh ok, I was gonna say your truck looks pretty level right now so if you lift the back lift the front more. It'll look good when your done with it.

I was rushing to class anyway so I wouldn't have been able to talk for long lol.
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if you use the ghetto ones from advance auto, yes
What about pepboy ones?

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What about pepboy ones?

i work at pepboys and the ones we sell are one solid piece and are very strong built. i jus bought a set. advance has the ones wit the 2 pieces of metal and spacers
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