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Old 12-08-2007
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Icon10 Shackle

I just order'd them.. RIGHT NOW!!
So in a few days i will have them. Then install them.. Crank the T-bars, and get some pics up!!

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Sweet! I need to order a set one of these days. Let us know the exact measurements you get from the shackles.
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I will get measurments before & after.. pics.. all the good things..
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Sweet! I need to order a set one of these days. Let us know the exact measurements you get from the shackles.
ai thought you just did an add-a-leaf???? do you want more lift???? did you use a short or long leaf???


thanks for tesing us by letting us know what you got, get some pics
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Ill be checkin up on this one!
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are you planning on lifting it more? because dont forget it changes the pinion angle.
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are you planning on lifting it more? because dont forget it changes the pinion angle.
how off does it make the pinion angle???? i never payed any attention to it on my last truck, is that bad???????
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yes, it causes vibrations that can wear out parts prematurely
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how off does it make the pinion angle???? i never payed any attention to it on my last truck, is that bad???????

it throws it off pretty good.

guys with the superlift and RCD run them because it makes it perfect or really close.

its not the best idea to run them on a stock setup with no lift in the front. and Tbar crank really does not count
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ai thought you just did an add-a-leaf???? do you want more lift???? did you use a short or long leaf???

I added a short one , but the rear still sits lower than the front.

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are you planning on lifting it more? because dont forget it changes the pinion angle.
I was thinking about it. What do I do to correct the pinion angle?
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How many degrees? 2? 4? 6?
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i have no clue... whatever it takes to get it right. lol

i just know the shackle is going too far the wrong direction
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Dang it, this is more of a pain than I was anticipating...
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Heres some info for whether you will need shims or not.


http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...ft/index2.html
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My shackles should be in today....!!! Do i need anything special to put them on? I woul dlike to do it this weekend..
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Nope, nothing special, just a 13/16th socket and vice grips will do fine. And the top shackle mount has a nut real close to the frame (not sure what you call the nut) but you don't have to hold it, just loosen the bolt from the outside.
And about the pinion angle, I thought the perfect pinion angle was 0, as in the driveshaft is in a straight line with the pinion. If you tow with a lot of tongue weight then thats a different story because that weight changes the angle; but if you don't isn't it best to have the smallest pinion angle possible?
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Yes, I think ideal would be 0, but thats not possible when lifting a truck. So making sure the angle is the same at the tranny and axle is the best we get (as far as I understand it anyway)
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Here they are! They arrived while i was gone on lunch to my work.. It was a great thing to come back to! I think i am going to attempt to put this on saturday..I hope!



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Nice, I think I am about to order a set for me.
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Dont laugh at me guys, but i think i messed up on ordering this. I order'd 1 set, which came with two. I was at working lookin over my truck, getting ready for saturday.

it hits me.. Imma need some extra bolts.. So question #1, what bolts do i get?

also, while checking it out, i realized.. i have to shackles, and 4 spots where the Leafs go.. so im missing two.. I will need to reorder some more..

Can someone take some pictures on the shackles on the vehicle, so i can see what they look like, also, help with bolts?
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You should be able to use all the same bolts(unless you're like me have to melt the old bushing/bolt out) there are two holes in the shackle because you can either do 2" or 1" of lift. Remember for every 2" of shackle you'll get 1" of lift. the place where the leaf spring attaches to the front of the truck is called the hanger. it is stationary. you can use the same hanger and err'thing. just swap out the shackles.
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Right on for the help... i probally would have figured it out.. But i wanted to run it by my fellow ranger's
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Why do you need extra bolts?

The shackles only go where the stock ones were, towards the rear of the truck. You remove the originals, can reuse the old hardware, and install the longer shackles where the stock ones came out from.

You do not need shackles towards the front of the driveline, infact it would seiously mess stuff up. From what I have read, the ideal angle that the driveshaft needs to be is close to or equal to the angle that it leaves the transmission at.

Something like this:

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Old 12-14-2007
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Order'd my BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's 32x11.50r15, should be in dec 27th, so i am goint to wait to add the shackle and do the t-bars till then, so i can get them mounted and balanced and a alignment all at once
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