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Unread 01-31-2015, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Rear spring shackle help

I have newbie type questions so bare with me.

I have made new shackles for a left 3/4" lean TXT. 1" and 1 1/2", according to a couple of threads may need to be double the length of the lean fix going to o install tomorrow.

Will the shackles lift the body and with this will the bottoms look about the same.

Finally do the shocks have to be removed at bottom to move springs around.
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Unread 01-31-2015, 10:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rear spring shackle help

The longer shackles will lift the entire body/chassis.If its leaning,look at the shackles mount angle,if one is further rearward than the other,that spring is worn out or broken and split in half,likely at the center pin at the axle.Unbolting the shocks may not be needed,try it first and see.Fixing it correctly is a better way than a band-aid like 1 longer shackle.I work for a spring-shop,ive seen almost every way of trying to "fix" a lean,and they usually cause problems or add to existing ones.Hope this helps.
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Unread 01-31-2015, 10:36 PM   #3
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Pachanga great points but I have replaced the springs and shocks then swapped springs like sportcoupe suggested no change. I have lift blocks made 3/4" and 1" also longer shackles all made up. I even thought about putting one 3 leaf spring on the left. There is nothing bent or broke.
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Default Re: Rear spring shackle help

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There is nothing bent or broke.
Your frame IS probably twisted some from years of service. The only way to know is to remove everything and put frame on a jig. Way too much trouble so extended shackle on driver side is your easiest way out. It's easier then adding a block also.

I would use a 1" longer shackle (bolt eye to eye) then stock shackle to correct a 3/4" lean for a starting point.
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Thanks sportcoupe I will proceed with the 1" then report back. Your probably right, if I had to remove everything, might as well attach everything back to a new frame.
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I agree with SportCoupe,sounds like the frame is tweaked.One more thing though,how is the front?An issue up front can cause the rear to lean,depending on whats wrong.
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It has seen many miles of road driving from me in the last 3 plus years over 5000 miles recorded on an EX-RAY plus 3 years on a local golf course.
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The front has a Jake's long travel, hopefully its good, I believe the shocks are adjustable if the need is there.
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I would look at the front,see if they are set the same on each side,if all.looks good,then go for the rear.
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I looked at this the other day, an in fact the shocks have not been adjusted since install, but that sure does not make it right, or mean they are adjusted the same, carts sure take a lot of tweaking but they sure are fun. I will adjust if the need is there, will have to learn from net proper way to do this.
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