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3" RCD shackles.

Got these in the mail not too long ago. Yeah, they are 3" instead of 2 or 2.5", but they were at a GREAT price. I plan on cranking the tortion bars ALL THE WAY. I dont care if the front end gets destroyed. I will have my truck paid off by then, and will have a car lol.

That way, I can park the truck and rip out the front end. I plan on installing these after I get new wheels/tires.

Ok, enough babbling. Ill post pictures later tonight when I get home. lol.
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Old 12-23-2011
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do you know what tbars you have? on my factory #1s i got about 2-2.5 inches or so out of them...and that is with my drivers side maxxed
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I have no clue DJ. ill research some when I get home.
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Pictures!

These things are beast.

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wow lol...they have a lot more weight to them compared to the factory ones
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Yup, and they are coated in some awesome black stuff. Looks almost like undercoating.

These will go on as soon as the next RI trip is done with lol.
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Look nice, Taylor.
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not to bud in with a dumb question but i twisted my torsion bars to level and love the front now but think the back is too low-(never ends lol) but these shackles help lift the back up? do i have that right?
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The shackles aren't beast. you hand is, lol.
The shackles put more space between the leaf springs and the frame. thus making the back end of the truck sit up higher.
My old man actually says when he cranks a T-bar truck, he completely lifts it up, takes the bar out and turns it 90*, then cranks it up.
He says thats how your "supposed" to do it.
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^^Yes.

The RCD shackles are beast. Get those suckers on now!!
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sweet. thanks guys!
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Congrats on those shackles, they are tough to find. If you ever decide they don't fit your needs hit me up.
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Im sorry to bud in again... will these be good. i have no idea what to look for in terms of materials, thickness, or height

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-SHACKLES...ht_1855wt_1348
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You'd be better off with Belltech 6400's... they're cheaper too!
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i have the belltech 6400s on my truck...bought them from summit
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BEL-6400/ <==CLICKY
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i think i saw these but then it said 2in drop and it confused me. this will give me 1 to 2in lift in the rear?
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yea i got about 2-2.5 inches in the rear...idk i never measured haha
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Yes they will.
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im sorry im an idiot but it says to drop your vehicle?
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you can do either with them
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oh ok ok...gotcha. i just wanted to be clear, i hate to ship things back for returns. looking forward to them...

djfilmn...thats what you have on yours?
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yep i have them on my truck along with a tbar crank
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sweet, me too...good time to stock your pictures to get a look on how itll turn out. thanks guys!
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i have a thread on here you can check out
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