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    Zombie Killer 6SpeedBlazer's Avatar
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    everyone with lowering leafs needs to look at the rear shackle. i know on my blazer the shackle is sitting on the frame. this makes for a shitty ride. whenever i get unlazy im going to build some new shackles

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    I dont know how similar this is but on my 94 4x4 when i first dropped it the axle pretty much sat on the frame and the ride was virtually unbearable. after cutting the metal bumpstop mount out and putting in a c-notch it was like a whole new truck; totally comfortable for a DD

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6SpeedBlazer View Post
    everyone with lowering leafs needs to look at the rear shackle. i know on my blazer the shackle is sitting on the frame. this makes for a shitty ride. whenever i get unlazy im going to build some new shackles
    what do we need, shorter shackles?
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    Can't do that, you would change the ride height. Same with longer shackles.
    Needs to be a different design shackle. Mine are close, but because the leaf is basically flat the shackle will never go further back.

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    that's what I was thinking after the post.......guess you could do the getto shackle and have two pieces of medal bar and that way it wont hit the frame.

    mine is close, but I don't see anywhere on the frame where it has hit, no medal to medal contact all still painted.

    only way I see fixing it is if you 1)move the mounting for the front, or 2) move the mount for the rear
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    they are close but i dont see how they would hit. Mine are super super close but have never actually touched, and i bottom out on my floor due to frame being notched for the axle and the crossmembers being notched for the driveshaft.


    but i have heard this before. You should be able to notch the little part that goes between the shackles to help clear

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    5.7L VORTEC 350 blazin4low's Avatar
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    I thought about that too

    and you can always c-notch the frame by the shackle when you notch it for the axle :bigthumb:
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    i meant notching the actual shackle, not the frame lol

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    i know what you ment.....just being a smart ass
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