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Icon4 explorer leaf and chevy shackle question

i am in the process of putting urethane bushings in the explorer leaves

but my question is:::
if i switch to explorer leaf springs and use chevy c1500 lowering shackles ,,

i will gain some lift , but will the extra suspension travel cause my driveshaft to separate
or will it work out okay

( my experience is with jeep cj`s more than rangers )

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It will be fine. You won't gain nearly enough travel to separate the driveshaft.
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where did you get the poly bushings? I need some
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it turns out that the 1987 to 2010 ranger 2.5 inch leaf springs are all the same , inside eye diameter

i ordered the energy suspension 1`s
Energy Suspension 4-2134R - Energy Suspension Leaf Spring Bushing Sets - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Energy Suspension 4-2134G - Energy Suspension Leaf Spring Bushing Sets - Overview - SummitRacing.com

i ordered the black one`s because only the main spring eyes use the inside collar

the leaf and frame mounts just use the factory bolts
( make sure you use loctite on those bolts and do not overtighten them or you will damage the poly )
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