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Old 05-18-2010
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Shackles

hey guys im wanting to make my own shackles and i was woundering if anyone had any pictures of how i can do so, i allready have 2in chevy shackles and i need more lift

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bump??
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anyone??
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Just buy flat steel, cut to desired length, drill holes, mount.
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You could just get some flat steel and add it to the shackles you already have by bolting them together and welding them. I cant really explain it but i can picture it in my head.
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why not get some bigger blocks or new leafs...idk about making longer shackles...the chevy ones already put way more stress on ur leafs....or at least makes them sag faster...
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if i upgrade leafs what is the softest ones you have seen?
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well i havent used any aftermarket ones..only ranger and expo..but i bet the skyjacker softrides are somewhat soft....or 1/2 ton chevy springs...
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i've heard Skyjacker is the best unless you want to fork over the money for Camburg
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You could try expo leafs. I wouldn't suggest longer shackles. I'm mean they're ok but can be kinda scary, I had some of the universal ones on my old B2 and they made me worry when I was wheeling.
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I have expo springs and Chevy shackles
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