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Old September 3rd, 2018, 08:58
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

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I've got a set of IRO 1"/1.5" shackles(NIB) if your interested in going that route!
Which ones? How much? $
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Old September 3rd, 2018, 09:15
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

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Old September 3rd, 2018, 09:59
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Have you installed these springs to see what they netted?
What brand are they?
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Old September 3rd, 2018, 11:41
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

They are 3" zone rear springs. 19 3/4 from center of hub to edge of factory flare.
Well used and flexed several times.
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Old September 3rd, 2018, 12:07
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

That would only be about 2-1/2" of net lift per.......
https://naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=912893
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Old September 3rd, 2018, 12:26
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

Yeah depending how I park lol. I'm probably about 2 and 3/4 if I parked level. Not too bad for what I need. So it sounds like I should be looking for a 1.5 shackle lift?
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Old September 3rd, 2018, 13:01
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

No it's just a indicator of how the springs are built. I have no experience with "Zone" but RE springs always deliver more because they accounted for additional vehicle weight. If your already down a 1/2", it will effect how is does with longer shackles. It you get 1" out of 1" shackles, you may only get 1-1/4" out of 1-1/2" shackles.
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Old May 13th, 2019, 15:30
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

Ok so summer is here and hopefully I'm actually going to do this lol. I have collected all my front end parts. Time for the rear again. What are the best options for my need. I re-read and can someone please tell me about shackle replicators? I'm thinking those and an extended shackle. I would like to gain roughly 2" in the rear.
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Old May 13th, 2019, 15:31
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

Shackle re-locators lol
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

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Shackle re-locators lol
https://hdoffroadengineering.myshopi...relocation-kit

What are you planning doing to control the rear driveshaft vibes? 4-1/2" is too high a lift for a dropped transfer case, you should be installing a SYE and CV rear driveshaft.
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

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A shackle relocation bracket and extended shackles is the best way to get you where you want and keep a nice ride.
I will 2nd this! Lift shackles are the way to go over blocks. They will most likely give you a poor shackle angle and ride quality on the road. Pick up a set of shackles and brackets. I believe Ironman 4x4 sell theirs as a kit.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 22:34
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Re: 3" to 4.5 rear lift opinions

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I will 2nd this! Lift shackles are the way to go over blocks. They will most likely give you a poor shackle angle and ride quality on the road. Pick up a set of shackles and brackets. I believe Ironman 4x4 sell theirs as a kit.
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extended shackles & HDO relocation bracket...

off course you will need to address the SYE and other sh*t.

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