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Unread 04-18-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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Is this normal

I'm installing a 4" RC lift. On the front the spring goes in the shackle fine but for the frame mount it's about 4" too short.

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Unread 04-18-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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I personally never did a lift, but I'd imagine so. That way it actually has some force to push up with. Right now the leaf is under no pressure at all.
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Unread 04-18-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
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is this with the shackle bent or straight?
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Unread 04-18-2010, 02:35 PM   #4
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I often attach the spring to the spring hanger first, then the shackle end since the shackle end can swing back to couple with the spring eye.
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Unread 04-18-2010, 03:03 PM   #5
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Completely normal. I have used a pry bar to get the eye in position. Use some muscle.
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Unread 04-18-2010, 04:15 PM   #6
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Do what Joe says, install the frame side first then you can slide the shackle rearward. If it doesn't reach then put a jack under the spring and compress it enough to bolt it to the shackle. Also dont tighten until everythings done then torque it down.
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