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Unread 11-05-2018, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Spring shackle to raise the rear an inch or so?

I just put new tires on my cart (Precedent), 215/40-12's, and the tires rub when I hit much of a bump or take a higher speed turn. Does anyone make a longer spring shackle that I could install to lift the rear an inch or so? I really don't want a lift kit if I can avoid it. Or is there some other alternative to get a slight lift?

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Unread 11-05-2018, 06:27 PM   #2
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What year is the Precedent?
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Unread 11-05-2018, 08:27 PM   #3
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What year is the Precedent?
It's a 2012.
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Unread 11-05-2018, 09:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Spring shackle to raise the rear an inch or so?

The axle is in the center of the spring, in order to go up 1" you need a shackle that is 2" longer
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Default Re: Spring shackle to raise the rear an inch or so?

did it on my DS worked great. Got me an inch no more rubbing.
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Unread 11-06-2018, 04:17 PM   #6
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Default Re: Spring shackle to raise the rear an inch or so?

I looked at my springs and shackles and I have the offset shackles that are narrower at the top. For full disclosure, I do have the heavy duty spring set. However, following what I read here regarding the ride quality of the HD springs I did as was suggested at the time and removed one leaf. I think that was a mistake. Since I no longer have the leaves that I removed I guess I'll buy another set of HD springs. Hopefully, that will stiffen the suspension up enough to not rub.

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Default Re: Spring shackle to raise the rear an inch or so?

I have the same size tires on my 2010 Precedent with a rear seat, Medium Duty Leaf springs and no rubs on the back tires.

My rims are 3+4 offset (actually ET-10) what is your offset or backspace ?

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I looked at my springs and shackles and I have the offset shackles that are narrower at the top. For full disclosure, I do have the heavy duty spring set. However, following what I read here regarding the ride quality of the HD springs I did as was suggested at the time and removed one leaf. I think that was a mistake. Since I no longer have the leaves that I removed I guess I'll buy another set of HD springs. Hopefully, that will stiffen the suspension up enough to not rub.

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We could go with the new style shackle brackets and convert your car over to the new style. Then you could make your own shackled whatever length you wanted since they're just straight piece of flat-bar.
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