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Calmini Shackle Reversal Lift WILL I NEED shocks

I am going with the Calmini shackle reversal for a mild lift and I really like the fact that I can keep my stock springs. Will I, or should I say can I, go with longer shocks for more suspension travel? What size, brand, options on shocks do I have. I would prefer something inexpensive.

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Re: Calmini Shackle Reversal Lift WILL I NEED shocks

You will need longer shocks. I've posted the part number for Gabriel (I think they are Gabriel) a couple times - pretty inexpensive. Should be able to find the part numbers you need through a search. Post again if you don't find them and I'll see what I can dig up.
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Re: Calmini Shackle Reversal Lift WILL I NEED shocks

I went with 2 inch longer shocks and get some decent flex. There are some part #'s on here somewhere for some cheapo napa shocks just do a search for shocks or something. You'll gain some flex but the shocks will limit you. Another couple inches helps.
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Re: Calmini Shackle Reversal Lift WILL I NEED shocks

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You won't need rears just fronts. If you are ordering it new get the 3" (1.5" lift)shackles instead of the 2" (1" lift) for the rear. Jim
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Re: Calmini Shackle Reversal Lift WILL I NEED shocks

Hey MArkmartinbirdie!

check out this link

if you read all the posts in that thread you will get some excellent suggestions regarding your shock question and most of the other questions you have asked recently, too.

hope this helps,

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Re: Calmini Shackle Reversal Lift WILL I NEED shocks

I don't think the Calmini SR is worth the shipping it takes to get it! Rough ride, poor handling, and no flex. The biggest waste of money I ever spent on the Zuk.

If you want to lift things a little, have a leaf added to your springs and re-arched. You would save a little money and the performance would be better.....handling and flex.

If you truly want to save money on the shocks, get some stud extenders for the stock fronts. They are like $3! Not much more flex, but cheaper for now.

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Re: Calmini Shackle Reversal Lift WILL I NEED shocks

I had the calmini s/r myself and it was an improvement ovver the stock setup, but not much. Certainly not for the $ they ask new.

Another possible solution is to get two sets of cj add-a-leafs from JC Whitney. That'll give you about 2" more lift for less than 100$. Ride would be kinda rough, though.

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