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will drop shackles look goofey?

hey i put my 4 leif pack in a wile ago useto have a 3 leif one. but now its just sitting levelish maby the back is a little higher then level. but when i put a sand bag in when winter comes it will lower it. so do u think that my truck will look goofey with the 2" chevy drop shackles? i have 265/75R16 on now and it might make them look small also. i amso have a small Tbar crank, and traction bars.

and how does evereyone like them? are there any negative things about them? and will they hurt anything?
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with the extra lift in the back it will look weird, prolly not look good at all
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I wouldn't add it either man, I prefer them to sit level or maybe just the tiniest bit front high.

Thats a personal opinion of course, it differs from person to person.
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I say do it, *** up looks better anyway but when you have a sandbag or two in it you wont look like you are draggin
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you dont have to put the drop shackles on there highes setting, i think there are two or three different holes depending on how high you want to go.......
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ya i was thinking if i didnt like the 2" i can adjust back lower or something
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are there anything negative that could happen with putting these in? i heard i might have to shim or something the bed.
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i was talkin to a guy on another forum that just put them on, he out them on the lower height and with his t-bar crank the truck looks perfectly level, im ordering a set for mine soon, mine looked great with the t-bar crank but when i put my cap on the back sags too much, yours should look fine with them
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by the way, hows the ride with a 4-leaf pack? mine has 3 in it right now and im thinking about switching
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you could crank the tbars a lil more if you wanted to.. and then add the shackles... btw how many turns do you have on your tbars now?
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you could crank the tbars a lil more if you wanted to.. and then add the shackles... btw how many turns do you have on your tbars now?

Hmmm thats a good Q? lol i got about a 1" out of it so far i got a ways to go. ya i was thinking if i put the shackels in ill boost the front up some more to make it look higher but still have a lil rake so it sosent sag in tha back.

the 3 leif pack rides the same as the 4 i think i cant tell a diffrence accept the back is a lot higher then before. i had a mini prerunner before now its all good!!
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