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Old 04-19-2013, 10:14 AM
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thinking of dropping rear 2 inches is it a big job or just the shackles what do i need its a 4x4 ,,ty
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:42 AM
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It's not a big job at all. Drop shackles will do the trick. McGaughy's seem to be about the best out there right now. They use OEM rubber bushings so hopefully they won't squeak. Stay away from shackles that use polyurethane bushings. I had always thought poly was supposed to be good stuff for bushings but there are numerous posts online of shackles with poly bushings squeaking horribly....so much that some owners removed them. I put the McGaughy's on my 2004 QC 4x4 nearly two months ago and love them. I greased them heavily with lithium grease just in case. No squeaks yet. I did it in my driveway with a floor jack, jack stands, and hand tools. You will need a large socket or wrench....can't remember, I think it's a 21mm maybe?? You will also need a T55 Torx socket. It really isn't difficult but it would be even easier with a lift and some air tools. Here's the ones I bought. This guy had them in stock for about the cheapest I could find at the time. He shipped quick too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/mcgaughys-do...item43a832382f

Also, it isn't really a how-to but here's a thread I posted when I did mine.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=134805

Let me know if you have any questions. I'm very happy with mine.
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thanks for the info next mod a shop cant charge much to do this to much for me to do unless i find a club member to help but your truck looks good with no issues even better
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Like I said, I love it. Truck handles and rides better (even though the ride probably has more to do with me lowering the torsion bars back down), is easier to get in and out of, and looks better IMO. I would guess a shop would charge $40-60 to install these. If you know what you are doing and have a lift and air tools it could be done in less than an hour.
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thanks found them for 66.00 now will check on install
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That's a great price. Just make sure to check shipping charges. There was a couple of places that had them for about the same price but then tacked $15-20 shipping on.
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Ok ty ill make sure
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Just ordered them mcgaughy 44002 lowering shackle 64.89 shipped ebay thanks for your help no just need to install
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Good deal. That's about the cheapest you will find them I would guess. Before and after pics please! Yeah, I already know what it looks like but I still wanna see pics, lol.
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I will as soon as i learm how to pit rhem up
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