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Postby jophis37 [OP] » Jan 10 2010, 4:52pm

I just bought a 2006 gmc sierra 1500 2WD. Looks and runs great. After having it for a couple days I've notied that the suspension rides a little stiff. I'm starting to think it was lowered. The rear is almost level with the front. Shouldn't there be some sort of rake on these trucks? That way when I load up the bed, it won't sag. I took a look at the rear shackle and there are 2 holes for the leaf spring to bolt to. It's currently in the top hole. Does anyone know if it will raise or lower the truck if I go down one hole and by how much?
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Re: shackles

Postby bspeckpizza » Apr 19 2010, 2:30pm

i was looking the other day on my 2002 sierra when i was cleaning my wheels and i also have it on my truck .
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Postby J.T. » May 27 2010, 2:50am

Yeah, I noticed that too on my 02 silverado. but every person that I know that has a lift that leaf is in the top spot. I know a common lowering technique is taking the leaf spring that is mounted on top of the axle and bolting it on the bottom of the axle.
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Re: shackles

Postby Aridium » Jan 16 2011, 5:24pm

I'm about to put 2in lowering shackels on my 07. The rake is nice but i'm not going to be doing alot of heavy duty towing with my truck.

I have to drive around route 1 and IH 95 around philly so I need a little stiffer suspension and center of gravity. It's like nascar somedays.

The leaf flip is often used to effect the height of the truck. Shackles come on all trucks. The holes where the leaf springs hook to are the be definition "shackles". I'll be posting pictures of my shackles once I get ready to do them. It's to cold right now up here and I'm shopless/garageless.
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Postby fastshelly » Jan 17 2011, 1:32am

On the after market shackles the middle hole is 1" drop and the top hole is 2" drop, So moving to the middle hole should raise the truck 1" in the back.
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