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  1. #1
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    Pearland Texas

    Default Lowering Shackles

    Lurking around I noticed the debate on either placing spacers on the front end or replacing the shackles and taking out the spacer blocks on the rear. After deciding that I really just wanted to get the truck level and fill the wheel wells, I decided to go the shackle route. Total time to complete was about 3 hours with the help of a good friend, and air tools. This included some web searches, and a beer brake or 3. Appreciate everyones discussion on this topic and here is the final result.

    Thanks again
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    Looks good, I've got my Shackle kit sitting on the work bench waiting for install time.

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    Looks great!
    I am waiting for the same kit to arrive.. any big advice that might help?

    2007 Silverado 1500 LT Ext Cab 4.8l, 2007 Suzuki XL-7, 2012 H-D Sportster "Seventy-Two"

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    Pearland Texas


    I followed this link . Im sure the same info is on this site, but this was pulled up when I got to my friends house. The only other advise I can give is that air tools are your friends. I couldn't imagine doing it without that. Good luck...
    Last edited by dock420; 03-25-2012 at 09:07 PM.

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    SEXY! The more i see of the NBS trucks lowered (whether it be just to level it.. or an actual drop) the more I love them!

    "If you're not living life on the edge, You're taking up too much space"

    "Truck Norris"
    - 2008 TX Edition Silverado
    - McGaughy's 4/5 Drop Kit
    - Apline Type R 10s & Amp
    - Pioneer 6 Disc Touchscreen Deck
    - Nightmare Breed Motorsports custom tune
    - Custom 3" dual exhaust through x-pipe dumped at axle
    - Airaid CAI
    - Badges and molding removed, roll pan, Truxedo roll-up cover (compliments of GMTC!), 3pc billet grille, factory fogs upgrade
    "Kristine" - 1991 Nissan 240sx
    - Cut to pieces, LS build pending

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    Thanks for the link, will definitely use air tools once I get the kit in and find some time to do the install..

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    Look's great man, I done mine too although it is an oldie the result was still very rewarding.

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab SportSide: See Mods in My Garage

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    Poteau, Oklahoma


    That is a little more noticable than I thought it would be. I like it, but for my truck I like the raked look over the level. Awesome job keep up the mods!
    2007 Silverado RS, 4.8 V8, 2WD
    Flowmaster Super 44 with turndown
    Black painted front grille & bumper
    Black / red Painted bowties
    Black 18in. Silverado wheels
    Black / Red interior conversion (in process)
    89 Chevy Sport tribute decals

  9. #9
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    Pearland Texas


    You could always do the shackle install but leave the blocks in. I think was 1 1/2 inch difference after takeing thhose out. I can measure them later if you want. Just a thought.
    Last edited by dock420; 03-27-2012 at 08:56 AM.

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