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    HI ALL,
    I'm a newby here. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to remove the "inverted rear shackle" on the rear leaf suspension of a 94 2500 suburban and mount the leaf directly to the frame bracket? It appears that this could give me a 2-3" rear lift of the suburban body. Any helpful info woould be greatly appreciated!
    This looks like an awesome site, glad I found it

    Thanks, Tru-One

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tru-one View Post
    HI ALL,
    I'm a newby here. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to remove the "inverted rear shackle" on the rear leaf suspension of a 94 2500 suburban and mount the leaf directly to the frame bracket? It appears that this could give me a 2-3" rear lift of the suburban body. Any helpful info woould be greatly appreciated!
    This looks like an awesome site, glad I found it

    Thanks, Tru-One
    OK, correct me if I'm wrong here but you want to remove the rear shackle and mount your springs to the rear hanger?
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    If you bolt the rear eye directly to the frame, your springs won't be able to work. You can buy a shackle flip kit though for some lift. I would probably just put blocks under the springs to keep your driveline angles as designed.

    Either of these will lift the frame. Body lifts are a whole different thing.
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    Thanks for the info. Where can I buy the "shackle flip kit" as I only need a small amount of lift? It would seem to me that this would be easier than the "blocks", idea as I would need aftermarket U-bolts for blocks as well. Would you agree?

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    Yea, that's what I was thinking. My concern was just what 2cor517 affirmed. ie: the laef action would be limited. Any other input?

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    I think you will find lift blocks cheaper and much easier. Leaf spring bushings, shackles, and bolts suck to work on.

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