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Susp. Lift????

Hey guys found this at fat bobs garage. Supposedly a 3" suspenion lift. Wanted to know what you guys though about it!!

http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/share...t=products.asp
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dont do it. the add a leafe is ok but the keys are no good. you would be better off cranking your tbars with out keys and getting chevy drop shackles, search around for more info on the shackles and tbar crank
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The keys are bad news, it will extreme index your balljoints and cause them to wear out super fast.
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Hey Josh you are over on fordforums right? I think you posted this over there recently too correct?
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Hey Josh you are over on fordforums right? I think you posted this over there recently too correct?

Nope that wasn't me. But thanks for the info!!!! I'm really glad this forum is here for people like me learnin!!! I was actually thinkin about it to go with my 3" bl. I guess i "ll crank the bars and do the shackels. Is there a certian shackle i need to get?
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belltech 6400 over on summit racing, just do a p/n search for 6400, it will say chevy loewring shackle...but thats what you want.
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i've actually got a brand new set of 6400's that i never installed b/c of my exhaust.
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Yeah I have a set that I've been waiting to install as well.
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Thanks guy's GREATLY appreciate the great info!!! I'm going now to check out the shackles!!

Ok just bought those!! And call me a D>A....but i assuming you just flip thses over to raise it instead of lowering right?
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i think the way it works is that chevy shackles are larger from the get go so those are larger then your rangers shackles now so youll get 2 inches of lift outta em.
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chevy trucks flip the shackle upward to the longer shackle makes the leafe site higher off the frame. on our trucks it works the other way it pushes our leafe down and since they are longer than our shackles they lift the truck. the lift shackles chevy makes will actualy lower our trucks, it dose the compleat oposite..
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well trent why dont you get them on? youve had them for months! and you need to come back down sometime soon, i wanna get another meet together
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I don't want to be higher in the back, that would look stupid IMO. I have noooo clue when I'll be down there next honestly
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chevy trucks flip the shackle upward to the longer shackle makes the leafe site higher off the frame. on our trucks it works the other way it pushes our leafe down and since they are longer than our shackles they lift the truck. the lift shackles chevy makes will actualy lower our trucks, it dose the compleat oposite..
I had a feeling that was the case. The leaf's mont on the bottom on the heavy chevy's and the top of the rangers that 's why it has the opposite effect.
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BL will be your best bet Josh. Anyway we will either do yours or mine first depending on who gets it first lol. So it's up in the air whose will be the guinea pig lol.
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BL will be your best bet Josh. Anyway we will either do yours or mine first depending on who gets it first lol. So it's up in the air whose will be the guinea pig lol.

I'm gonna do BOTH!! Its not excatly a super lift but i guess its about as close as you could get w/o actually doing one. I figures 2-2.5 suspension lift w/ shackles ans T-bar crank and a 3" BL w/33x12.5's i'll be sittin pretty high!! I might even be able to squeeze some 35's on hopefully!! Oh yeah off subject. Had my top two wisdom teeth cut out this morning. Actually doin pretty good after some good rest this afternoon!!
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I'm gonna do BOTH!! Its not excatly a super lift but i guess its about as close as you could get w/o actually doing one. I figures 2-2.5 suspension lift w/ shackles ans T-bar crank and a 3" BL w/33x12.5's i'll be sittin pretty high!! I might even be able to squeeze some 35's on hopefully!! Oh yeah off subject. Had my top two wisdom teeth cut out this morning. Actually doin pretty good after some good rest this afternoon!!
We can do your tbars this weekend if you want too. It's not hard at all.
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