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Drop Shackles?

Hey Everyone,Why do you need the Chevy drop shackles? Do these bolt on or do you have to have them welded on? What else will I need beside the 3in spindles & AAL on 05 Edge? Thanks, Tanker

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On a ranger a drop shackle actually lifts the truck. It is longer than the factory shackle
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the bolt right in after you removed your stock shackels. for a spindle lift you need AAL and shackle in rear to bring the rear high enough

here is the AAL
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

here is the shackel
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

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So if I get the 3in spindales from Springtech ,that will be all I'll need? With the shackles & AAL.
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bingo, the shackle is adjustable in 3 places too so if you need to fine tune it
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Something I have saved in a text doc whenver this question comes up.

Spindles



SuspensionMax - $299.95 w/shipping - http://sporttrucksuspension.com/RANGERLIFT.HTM

AALs



Procomp AAL Model EXP-13120 - $40.70 - http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...ch&DDS=1&N=115

Shackles



Belltech - Model BEL-6400 - $57.70 - SummitRacing - http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...nresults=false

Total

Spindles - 299.95
AAL's - $40.70
Shackles - $57.70
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$398.35
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Cool ride you have Redneckstone.Thanks for the info,Tanker

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Matt must be because your in canada but here in the US for shipping for the shackles and AAL shipped on the same order form its only

$88.85

you have total for AAL and shackles

$98.40 so take take $10 off that for him lol...
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I priced those out when I was living in New Jersey. Maybe the price went down or something. Like I said...its old info I have saved in a text document.

Believe me, shipping to Canada would be a lot more than 10 bucks extra.
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so with those 3 things, that is all you would need for a lift?
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so with those 3 things, that is all you would need for a lift?
only on a 2wd... the 4wd lift is much more complicated... and expensive
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damn, figured as much. let me guess, $1500 superlift?
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damn, figured as much. let me guess, $1500 superlift?
yep or 2300 dollar RCD
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More info on drop shackles please! If the drop shackles raise the rear 1.5", do you need to replace the shocks with longer ones do to the longer wheel travel? How about with the AAL's? Is it even worth worrying about?
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Yes add a leafs are worth buying they not only raise the rear but they increase the amount of weight you can put in the bed.
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I get that you can carry more in the bed with the AAL's, but what does it do the rear axle articulation? Thats why i'm leaning towards the shackles, but what about the shocks? Will I need to replace them after I put the shackles on or is it no big deal?
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