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Shackles... Towing?

Can i pull a trailer ok with shackles? Any Downsides?
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Why not just get a hitch zach
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Yeah don't you have that snazzy hitch you made?
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i do but whne i lift my truck and if i use shackles will they effect towing?
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I've never heard anything that says they would... how big a shackle you gonna run?
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they alot like the ones that come with the RCD lift. it just seems like it would make it weaker or worse hauling and pulling. maybe im just thinking wrong
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Nope. As long as you dont change the springs, it should have no effect on towing as it is the springs that hold the load, not the shackles.
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i dont have any problems towing.
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I don't think it would hurt anything, as long as the shackles are made well. It wouldn't affect your spring rate or anything. I know I wouldn't think twice about it. I got the Chevy lowering shackles and used them for my trailer, they seem very well made, and I think they'd be fine for towing with if I had them on the truck.
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ok sweet. just wanted to make sure. thanks guys
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90% of the aftermarket shackels are made stronger then the crap stock one's anyways. the ones on my splash rusted and broke go figure...
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