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Icon10 Shackles and T bars Maxxed Pictures FX4

So I got the bolts out and installed the shackles, and Maxxed out my T bars on the drivers side and matched the height on the passanger side.
Thing is now my rear is about 1.75 inches higher in the rear, and I cant get my front any higher! So I might bolt it to the 1" lift holes in the shackles and uncrank my T bars half a turn or so.

These are 265 75 16 Mud terrains, looks like I need 285's now lol

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I like the way your truck looks. Nice with the lights mounted lower.
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I'd leave it as-is. I like a little rear rake.
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Looks good as is. thats how my truck sat with the shackles.

I have them on the lower shackle hole setting now, which makes it more level but i also took off the 265's.
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Looks sharp man tires look good to.
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The truck looks good, but the grill needs to go.....
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The truck looks good, but the grill needs to go.....
Yeah, i've been working on taking it off, its bolted to the old one retartedly
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That's a good lookin FX4. Black FTW.
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awsome truck, i like the M/T's on the stock wheels.
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I'd leave it as-is. I like a little rear rake.
I agree. I like the back being a tad higher than the front. It's about stock rake, but with the entire truck being higher.
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Looks great
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Nice truck! x3 on the grille though
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Is it normal for the leafs to be hitting my stock 2" pipe on the pass side with the shackles? I think its taking a real beating. Maybe I should change the pipe and come out the side infront of the rear tires
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Is it normal for the leafs to be hitting my stock 2" pipe on the pass side with the shackles? I think its taking a real beating. Maybe I should change the pipe and come out the side infront of the rear tires
Never heard of them hitting the exhaust before, but then again, most of the people that put them on don't have stock exhaust.
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Truck looks good
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Looks good

I wouldn't touch it anymore besides the grille
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I'd leave it as-is. I like a little rear rake.
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Whats with how flat my leafs turned??? looks like I cant handle a load at all now
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Its just a side effect of using a longer shackle.

I made a quick illustration in MS Paint. You can see how the longer shackle gives the spring more room to spread out, causing it to flatten. Shouldn't effect how it handles loads.

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idk how i missed this your truck is sweet looking man
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Yeah, that's one sweet ride. I like the lights mounted lower as well.
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Looks good man! I love that wheel/tire combo.

Quick question though, and maybe I missed something, but if y our truck is a lvl2, shouldn't it have 15" alcoas on it? What happened to them!?
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Looks good man! I love that wheel/tire combo.

Quick question though, and maybe I missed something, but if y our truck is a lvl2, shouldn't it have 15" alcoas on it? What happened to them!?
Yeah I do have 15" alcoas I ran them as winter Tires but there pretty worn out. I need some 15's but undecided about what size thinking 33x10.5 and not sure what kind. I dont want my set of AT's to be bigger than my MT's!

When I sold my 02 Ranger I sold it with cheap rims and kept these rims and tires.
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Gotcha. You had me confused
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So this is about what mine is going to sit like after tomorrow. I picked up a set of shackles this afternoon and they're getting installed tomorrow. w00t
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