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HOW TO Shackle Lift help

Can someone give me a link or explain the process on how to do a shackle lift, as i have the shackles and am trying to lift it myself
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Remove old shackles, install new ones. You know where they are right?
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do i not have to remove the rear bumper and/or anything else so that the shackle bolts will slide out without hitting anything? please explain how you did yours or how to?
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PB blast bolts
Remove shackle
replace with new one
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1. Lift your truck (the whole rear axle, or the whole truck) use jacks or a professional lift at a shop
2. From only 1 side unbolt the whole shacke
3. Check if the new shackles includes the inner bearing parts
4. Install the shackle bolting it to the frame and to the leaf spring
5. Repeat steps 1-4 on the other side
6. Low back down your truck.

Do not unbolt both shackles at the same time while truck is lifted, you may damage your drive train. If you do it once at a time the leaf from one side will hold the axle while working on the other side, and viceversa.



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i think someone has played around with it before i got the truck, because on the upper shackle bolt , the bolt is facing inward with the nut on the inside of the shackle bracket holder, so there is no way for me hold onto the nut inside...looks like im gonna have to take the bed off to get at the top inside nut? does any of this make sense?
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how do i get a wrench to hold the nut on the upper shackle bolt? or is there a specific way to do it? as the nut is hidden in the shackle carriage
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how do i get a wrench to hold the nut on the upper shackle bolt? or is there a specific way to do it? as the nut is hidden in the shackle carriage
When I did mine there was a finger on the nut that prevented it from spinning. Crank away
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The nuts have hook things on them to keep them from spinning. You don't even have to touch them. Just loosen the bolt and pull it out.
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