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post #1 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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shackle lift 98 durango 4x4

i'd like to lift my durango like 2 inches all the way around by cranking the torsion bars and doing the rear shackles. does anyone know who makes any shackle kits for the truck, or what will work? any help will be great.
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post #2 of 18 Old 01-13-2009, 11:55 PM
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Use the search....... there are pages of results....including mine, a step be step on how to do it.

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Summit Racing sells them. I bought them in Tallmadge, Ohio in the Cleveland area. They cost about $65 bux....

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Like Canadian said, look around, and you can find the instructions.


It's not too terrible.....a couple of pizzas, time, and a friend or two makes time fly on the job...
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Summit Racing sells them. I bought them in Tallmadge, Ohio in the Cleveland area. They cost about $65 bux....

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Like Canadian said, look around, and you can find the instructions.


It's not too terrible.....a couple of pizzas, time, and a friend or two makes time fly on the job...
by time fly he means it took 5 hours

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also keeep in mind we killed about an hour and a half to two hours getting some other tools I didn't have handy
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I used Belltech 6400 for the shackles for my T/S lift. Just google and look for the best price.

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the only thing i can find is lowering shckles when i google and go to summit racing HELP


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belltech 6400- They are chevy lowering shackles but they raise in our instance. The hardest part about the t/s lift is removing the rear hitch if you have one, needs to be removed for drivers side shackle bolt.


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is it a pain in the ass to do about how long would it take me to do?


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and how much lift will they give is this better then blocks?


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is it a pain in the ass to do about how long would it take me to do?
It's not really that bad, if you're mechanically inclined.

The time it takes is variable. Depends on if you have to remove the hitch. Shouldn't take more than an hour with the right tools.
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The only thing thats a pain in the ass is if your bolts on a factory reese are heavily rusted other than that its the easiest mod that would put a smile on your face.

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Blocks will LOWER the vehicle. The axle is over the spring pack on the 4x4 Durango.

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Blocks will LOWER the vehicle. The axle is over the spring pack on the 4x4 Durango.
Yes, we know. This guy has a Dakota, so shackles won't help him lift.

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and how much lift will they give is this better then blocks?
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and how much lift will they give is this better then blocks?
They won't give you any lift, on your Dak.

As stated, Durango springs are mounted underneath the axle. Whereas, they are on top of the axle on a Dak.

Your options are blocks, add-a-leaf, or possibly re-arched springs.
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