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Old December 7th, 2019, 06:46
Jim Malcolm Jim Malcolm is offline
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Re: Adjustable shackle and relocators

Mine's currently at 45, so I'm not one to talk, but I'm not happy with it and was going to increase it. While searching for a technical answer to your question, I found this thread particularly convincing

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-angle.682051/

At the end of the day, shock travel is typically the limiting factor on droop, so maximizing your ability to flex doesn't really provide any benefit. That being said, some of us build trail only rigs, some of us build race trucks. If you're building a trail rig, run 45, you'll be happy with it. If you're building a Tow/Winter/back-up DD rig, you won't be.

I had to trim the bracket rearward of the hole I used; that was the main reason for shifting it forward. It also makes it possible to increase the angle to lift the suspension as new leafs settle in.

Bajabronco, on a side note, you're math is a little off. The length of any two legs of triangle added together must be greater than the length of the third.
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