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post #41 of 227 (permalink) Old 12-14-2006, 01:52 PM
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rear shackles... those 2 items wouldnt let my leaf springs fall to position

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summitracing.com has them for like 48 a piece....
the skyjackers im using are like 38 a piece, i love the ride the skyjacker shocks are giving me.

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can we say day pics....

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Right now http://www.tsetruckstuff.com has the Rancho 5000 series shocks on sale, buy 3 get one free....dunno if it's been on forever but I just came across it. Anyone know how these compare to the Edelbrock IAS shocks?

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post #46 of 227 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 09:04 PM
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Has anyone extended their rear brake line? I had a hell of a time putting the rear shackles on without braking the brake lines. It seems like the rear brake lines could brake if you aren't watching it when you jack the truck up at a later point.

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i was wondering the same thing. a bunch of ppl told me the brake lines are plenty long but on most vehicles you need to extend them. had a fun time with that issue on my jeep :(

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Hey, do you happen to have or can take a picture from the side that shows how much the shackles are visible from the side?

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Hey, do you happen to have or can take a picture from the side that shows how much the shackles are visible from the side?

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Not a picture but if I remember correctly its about half the shackle which is four inches longer than the stock. So measure a stock shackle, add 4" and divide by two. Easy huh? :)

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im going to be doing 265/70/17s i think im just gonna crank the front up and see if they fit without lifting the rear. might make things easier.

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I am new to this forum, but belong to a similar type for Jeeps. Here is my question: I have researched the TB lift and can not determine why there are companies that supply Torsion bar Leveling kits if all you have to do is crank up the factory TB's. Can someone help explain the advantage in buying the leveling kit (which looks like new torsion keys) versus cranking up the factory ones? Also not much mention about installing Add-aLeafs for a rear lift versus extended shackles. I have gone thru numerous lifts on my jeep and there is always postives and negatives depending on what type of lift to go with. I am only interested in going 2"-3" total and adding some 31x10.5.R15 on Mickey Thompsom Calssic beadlocks. What should i go with for back spacing and width? I was thinking about 3.5" back space and width of 8".
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The re-indexed key give you a higher ride due to a lighter wallet.
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The torsion keys allow you to not crank the bars and leave your ride stiffness the same. The shackles aren't as sturdy and give you no more load capacity, but also wont stiffen your ride. The add-a-leafs are sturdier and give you increased load capacity and are a more correct way of lifting your truck, but they stiffen your ride. About backspacing and all that I have no idea.

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... leave your ride stiffness the same.

Technically the only way to stiffen the ride is to replace the torsion bars with stiffer ones. All cranking them does it alter the resting position of the suspension. It does not alter the stiffness.

Some folks confuse the rougher ride ( due to less downward range of motion ) with a stiffer ride. The reduced downward range of motion means that if you hit a pothole your truck is more likely to 'fall' into it than before where the wheel would go into it and the truck body would stay more or less the same height.

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... leave your ride stiffness the same.

Technically the only way to stiffen the ride is to replace the torsion bars with stiffer ones. All cranking them does it alter the resting position of the suspension. It does not alter the stiffness.

Some folks confuse the rougher ride ( due to less downward range of motion ) with a stiffer ride. The reduced downward range of motion means that if you hit a pothole your truck is more likely to 'fall' into it than before where the wheel would go into it and the truck body would stay more or less the same height.
ok I should have used rougher rather than stiffer, I have never dealt with torsion bars before. :)

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so can you not do this on a 2wd?
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so can you not do this on a 2wd?
The Z71 2wd is capable of this "Torsion Bar" adjustment. A 2wd Z85 will not have torsion bars, it will have coil springs up front. The Z85 front lift will have to be done differently, with lift springs or spindle lift.
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fabtech makes a 3" lift kit for 2wds. 3" would be idle imo. unless ur goin for HUGE lol.

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2" Lift

What size tires can I fit with a 2" TB and shackles on my Colorado?

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post #60 of 227 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 11:53 AM
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ok so what if you buy the tb key and then crank the TBs up is that like double the height? but either way im kinda ify because im doing this to a brand new truck...you say turn each side 7 times?
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