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Old 01-29-2012, 11:09 AM
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spring shackle mods

OK, here we go..... short review...I had raised the rear spring shackles (to lower the car ) 7'', asumming the center at the axle would be at 3 1/2'' giving me the desired height. That part was pretty close, but didn't give me enough suspension travel, about 2'' before bottoming out . I should have notched the frame, but then also would have had to notch or raise the tunnel for the driveline. In the mean time , i lenghtened the spring shackles 2'' to get car back up some. So now, I'm going to remove the 2'' I added to the spring shackles, and lower the hangers 3'', making the end result,(finshed ride hight) 1'' higher than before. Then I will work on getting more axle clearance, ie: bumpstop , or what ever . At least now I will gain 1'' more clearance than before, and at least the shacles will be correct..........I think............here we go...... you can see the shackles are extra long,
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