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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2000, 05:50 PM
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Leveling Shackles for a \'89 S-10 Blazer

I have a question for you guys...
Could you please tell me some info on leveling shackles for the rear springs for my Blazer.
How much lift results from them?
Are they installed only on the rear of the spring?
How much do they cost?
And, Where can I purchase them at?
I am sick of the slight sag in the rear. I would appreciate your help...

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2000, 06:30 PM
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Re: Leveling Shackles for a \'89 S-10 Blazer

I've never really heard of leveling shackles until you mentioned them, but I think that rear sag is pretty common in the smaller SUV's. I know they are a problem with the Toyota 4-Runner, at least...

Your best bet is to get some better aftermarket springs, like from Deaver or National Spring. Or at the very least get an extra spring pack in there to beef it up some more.

Most shackle lifts are just longer shackles from stock. That doesn't necessarily mean better in a all cases...

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2000, 08:38 PM
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Re: Leveling Shackles for a \'89 S-10 Blazer

Ya, they are just in the rear. i've never used them but all the ones I saw where about 2" longer than stock resulting in 1" lift. Not sure how long you can go, but you go much longer than that you put the pinion at a bad angle. S-10 springs are too soft IMO and tend to sag. You might be better off with add-A-leafs, they are an extra leaf you put in. They will stiffen up your ride and give you an 1 to 1 1/2. You have to take apart the spring pack to put them in. If you go this route, get the longest ones you can find. They give a better ride.

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