Originally Posted by jrome39
I'm trying to bump my 91 laredo up about 2 inches. Right now my rear sits at a little over 17 and 1/2 and the front just over 17 inches, so I'm thinking my rears not sagging. I can't afford a new set of leaf springs at this time so I wanted to go with shackles for a lift in the back and coil spacers up front. A fellow jeeper had a set of chevy lowering shackles he offered me; told me they would give me about 2 inches in the back depending on which hole I used. I just wanted to know if you guys think this would work for a jeep thats a dd and doesn't get wheeled or see a lot of trails.
Are you sure you got those measurements right? If you reversed them you'd be at factory height! Otherwise your front is sagging and the rear is 1/2 inch higher than stock
As for the shackles and spacers, they are fine to use, but I would suggest installing relocation brackets for the rear. They cost a bit of cash, but they will allow you to set an appropriate shackle angle, which will give you a better ride. Depending on which kit you get, and the shackle you use, you can get around 2" of lift. Keep in mind that using shackles to get lift will change your pinion angle, possibly causing vibrations.