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Remounting leaf shackles for lift?

Would cutting off then rewelding your leaf shackles in the back give you more of a lift? And also would switching to explorer leaf springs give you lift also?

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Hmmm...not sure how much room you have on the frame to move the mount. I just used longer shackles. For each 2" longer shackle you get an inch more of lift -- but you don't want too long a shackle. I got 2" longer shackles to get that inch of lift.
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the explorer leafs should give u a lift...for some reason, the 4x2 edge's rear sits higher than a ranger xlt 4x4.....maybe if u swapped them out...maybe
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cutting your shackles???? what are you talkin about bro??


exploder would probably give you more lift but im not positive. itde just be cheaper and easier to get an add a leaf.
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i think he means hanger...? its a novel approach but couldnt ya'll do a shackle flip to get more lift? or are the shackles already flipped? us big boys can do it...
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flipping the hanger will lower, and relocating it is..... well .....pointless.


just get and add a leafs or some higher springs from deaver
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relocating isn't pointless but it is kind of a pain in the *** and not worth it. If you are going to relocate your hanger you might as well move the front one forward 6 inches and then throw in some 63" chevy springs for a good 3" of lift. All you have to do is grind off 4 rivits and drill 2 new holes in the frame. The springs can be had for $100-150 bucks, any 88-98 chevy half ton will do.
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^ that is what i wanna do if i get the pro comp lift spindles...
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^^i second that.....either that or add some bigger blocks and shackles to the rear....the shackles will give u a better flex...
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umm... no thanks to shackles and blocks...
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