i think i need to shackle... - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-07-2010
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
i think i need to shackle...

nothing too spectacular, but i wanted to see how these new km2's fit into the wheel well... answer, is not very good... lol, btw, i don't consider this offroading, or 4x4ing, this is behind a grocery store, on a pile of sand that was sweeped up, after it snowed...

33x12.5-15 km2's with a 3" chasis drop

Name:  2b5602b8.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  111.0 KB

Name:  8178a0ad.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  113.6 KB

Name:  f655ea11.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  106.4 KB

Name:  20b3a84c.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  106.0 KB
and now the bad part... they don't fit!

exact same position for the truck, different angle for the pic, the part on the right, the tire is touching the flare... i'm sure i still had more to go for flex, also...
Name:  3a01a3ec.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  195.5 KB

more pics, seen below
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f69/fl...7/#post1658159
  #2  
Old 05-07-2010
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
Let me guess, 10" wheels?
Why does nobody believe me that 10" wheels don't work as well? lol

Don't bother with shackles, the suspension will still compress to the same spot. You should order longer shocks, and move the bump stops down. You will gain more travel with a longer shock anyway.
  #3  
Old 05-07-2010
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
Wait let me correct myself. Longer shackles should stuff the tires in differently. The point of rotation (of the leaf spring) is moved down with longer shackles, if that makes sense. It probably doesn't but my brain isn't coming up with a good way to explain it.
I still think your issue is a backspacing/width problem mostly.
  #4  
Old 05-07-2010
camodown's Avatar
Lost in Nowhere
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 5,029
the axle moves foward on the passenger side when flexing out, some traction bars will help. Could always just trim behind the flare if you actually rub the bed
  #5  
Old 05-07-2010
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
the logic i have behind it, is if i add 2" lift on shackles, it would give me 2" higher when flexed fully (even though this isn't accurate completely, as when the spring flattens, it will change the angle of the shackle and the length changes the angle, so it will give me 1.5 inches higher... but either way, it should move the wheel downwards just enough that it will not rub... but on the other hand, i don't often flex that much when i go wheeling, it's mostly just for pictures
  #6  
Old 05-07-2010
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
What I'm telling you is that even with longer shackles, it will compress to the bump stop or until the shock is fully compressed. But when it is stuffed and the shock is fully compressed, the tire will be tucked in more because of the longer shackles.
  #7  
Old 05-07-2010
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Theres no reason for 2 threads with basically the same pictures, just put it all in one.
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
you might think it's retarded but I think it's a cool idea.... rangerkidSHSU Ranger-Forums Office 4 03-11-2009 09:52 PM
do i need new shocks with this lift? wat ones for aal, blocks, and shackle lift yuke175 Suspension Tech 4 04-26-2008 05:21 PM
found a bumper i think what do you think oilersfan_39 Exterior Semi-Tech 19 01-31-2007 04:50 PM
which is better, rear tow shackle or hook? quicksilver2001 General Ford Ranger Discussion 29 11-27-2005 12:57 AM
Shackle too much? j18willis Suspension Tech 3 11-15-2005 07:30 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:06 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.