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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2000, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Shackles: Front , Rear, Same Length?

I just put some 2 " longer shackles on the front of the Sammy, Getting ready to move to the rear and wondered
if I should do 2" longer in the rear or not. It looks like if I put one inch longer on the back it will be about
level. What do you guys think. I dont think I need the extra clearance of 2" in the rear (29.5" tires) It looked
like the front was about 1" lower than the rear before I started. Do you think 2" in the front and 1" in the rear
will level me out ? Tell me it you guys have been through this before. Thanks Mark

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2000, 09:45 PM
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Re: Shackles: Front , Rear, Same Length?

The 1" shackles will only raise it 1/2" so it'll probably be fine. I would put in the longer ones though in case you load it down for wheeling, and to get the added up-travel. Every inch (or 1/2") helps.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2000, 07:57 PM
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Re: Shackles: Front , Rear, Same Length?

The shackles I have on are of the same length, both front and rear

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2000, 09:48 PM
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Re: Shackles: Front , Rear, Same Length?

You should put the same size on both front and rear. That way you get an even lift. Also, shackles only give you half the lift of the extra length. ie 2" longer shackles only give you 1" of lift.

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