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Re: Velvet Ride shackles installed
Good point about the front TTB Blown
I put the Velvet Ride shackles into mine in 99 and you're right after they smooth out the rear, they bring attention to the front's shortcomings.
They were cheaper than buying new shackles at the dealer and I was craving something to take the buckboard out of the Arctic roads at the time, so they fit the bill. That was the town that sheared both my rear spring bundles in half !!!!! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
You couldn't cross town without your dentures ending up on the dash ! I'd had it with the stock spring sizes so I forced my spring supplier to cough up 3/4 ton units, against all his advice, and put them in with the VR shackles. Initially the ride height was higher in the rear, but that has settled out to level now, after 4 years.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. You'd think with 4 front shocks our rides would be a bit less harsh, but what the hey, if I wanted smooth I wouldn't be in the best off-road vehicle ever produced right ?! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]