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Offline Rosie

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Re: Re: Installing a lift
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2013, 02:29:30 PM »
Personally if I could do it all over I would have chosen the adjustable shackles that are in the 3" suspension lift package. Not the AC ones that I put on and that you guys linked to. My leafs are almost completely flat now, so instead having to buy new shackles and leafs down the road I could've just ordered new leafs. But its up to you.

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Re: Re: Installing a lift
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2013, 02:49:30 PM »
def order those shackles.  They are the same ones I have.  As for adjusting the torsion bars up front, "all I need to do is torque something near the two front tires", Do some research on clubxterra or come down to tempe area and I can hook you up.  I have the PML and a 2" BL so if you are looking to do either of those I can help you out.  It's always nice to have an extra set of hands while doing stuff with springs and shit.

Hahaha yea he told me more in detail on how to do it, but like I said, it was 4 days ago and also it was when we were having dinner so we didn't have a lengthy discussion on it.  The one I linked is the one I just bought.  And I'll have to consider coming down!  Even though it's a LONG drive to Phoenix, it could be worth it if I can't find someone around here. 

Personally if I could do it all over I would have chosen the adjustable shackles that are in the 3" suspension lift package. Not the AC ones that I put on and that you guys linked to. My leafs are almost completely flat now, so instead having to buy new shackles and leafs down the road I could've just ordered new leafs. But its up to you.

How long did it take for them to wear out?

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Re: Installing a lift
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2013, 02:50:42 PM »
Agreed my leafs are pretty flat now too. Thats a problem with shackles. If you can afford a good add a leaf like the calmini or a new leaf pack, that is a better option for typical driving, IMO. The shackles do offer much better articulation (aka more vertical travel) when off road, however. Its all about compromises and what you can afford.

It took like 6 months for me to really start noticing how flat my leafs were getting. But it depends on your truck. Some leafs dont flatten out much at all.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 02:52:14 PM by Jack5885 »

Offline Hausaufgaben

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Re: Installing a lift
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2013, 04:06:31 PM »
Hmmm lol well we'll see.  I can easily afford the more expensive Calmini ones, but I don't want to be tight on money since I'm going on a trip possibly next weekend and I have some things I need to buy.  But I'll see how these hold up and HOPEFULLY it'll last more than 6 months!  That's nothing!  And what does it do if it gets flat?  Does it start sagging in the back or something?

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Re: Installing a lift
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2013, 04:19:16 PM »
Yes, xterras have problems of sagging asses. They flatten out over time and shackles don't help without an add-a-leaf. Shackles/Add-a-leafs (AALs) are "bandaids" for rear suspension.

I would rather do a suspension lift than body lift. I'll help with either though. Body lifts just take longer and are a pain in the ass.

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Re: Installing a lift
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2013, 08:39:13 AM »
Yes, xterras have problems of sagging asses. They flatten out over time and shackles don't help without an add-a-leaf. Shackles/Add-a-leafs (AALs) are "bandaids" for rear suspension.

I would rather do a suspension lift than body lift. I'll help with either though. Body lifts just take longer and are a pain in the ass.

Not only is it a pain in the ass, but it's super expensive and I'd like a leaf kit and shackles to begin with before I move up to more things.

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Re: Installing a lift
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2013, 09:30:45 AM »
I'm going to hold off on getting an add-a-leaf because I looked at the price and it's going to be $225 with shipping, and even though I can afford it, I don't want to shell that out because I'm purchasing some items from another member on this forum.  But maybe in a month or so, I'll buy the add-a-leaf.

Edit: Also, even though Slapshot told me he'd help with the shackles, he's REALLY far away 300 miles round trip and I'd like to see if I can find someone close to me who wants to.  I ordered the shackles on the 3rd of this month, and I haven't been sent the tracking number so I don't think they've sent it yet, so I don't have a time frame of when I might be receiving the shackles.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2013, 09:47:35 AM by Hausaufgaben »

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Re: Installing a lift
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2013, 01:15:55 PM »
Hi you guys.  I finally got my shackles in, and was wondering if anyone near Flagstaff is willing to help me out with installing them.  I have weekends off so Sat 4th and Sun 5th would be the best date for me.  If anyone is down and knows of a place to do this, I'd appreciate it.