snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

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snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by aza » April 5th, 2011, 4:24 pm

hi
is any one useing thes in there bt
im thinking of getting some and trying them out i all ready have the arb lift kit

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by Matty R » April 5th, 2011, 5:22 pm

im running them with standard leaves and EFS shocks. Lifted it 50mm

No complaints. It flexs up very nicely

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by jaym » April 5th, 2011, 6:59 pm

I'm running them and old man emu suspension In my bravo, Couldn't be happier best shackles I've owned by far

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by mattlyon » April 7th, 2011, 8:52 pm

if anything id say they lift it to much as the front cant go up high enough to look flat without hitting the bump stops

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by mattlyon » April 11th, 2011, 8:14 pm

has anyone else got bad shudder after fitting the shackles? i have spaced my centre bearing down abouts 6mm and jacked it up with it loose to get it tracking straight. but when i take off i get shudder and the uni joint throws out that bad it smashes against the crossmember

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by 4x4playNT » April 12th, 2011, 8:39 am

50mm extended shackles should give around 25mm lift.
If you install 50mm shackles, and your gaining the full 50mm lift, then your shackle angle isnt correct and your ride it going to be super rough.

The ultimate shackle angle is 45 degrees, this way you get full suspension movement. 90 degree shackle angles may look cool, but dont allow the leaves to move as they should.

You will get bugger all flex out of 90 degree shackle angles.

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by bloke76 » April 12th, 2011, 9:08 am

4x4playNT wrote:50mm extended shackles should give around 25mm lift.
If you install 50mm shackles, and your gaining the full 50mm lift, then your shackle angle isnt correct and your ride it going to be super rough.

The ultimate shackle angle is 45 degrees, this way you get full suspension movement. 90 degree shackle angles may look cool, but dont allow the leaves to move as they should.

You will get bugger all flex out of 90 degree shackle angles.
the snake racing extended shackles are 75mm longer and give you 50mm lift.

i have very small amount of shudder, unless i mention it to other people they wouldn't notice it

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by 4x4playNT » April 12th, 2011, 12:06 pm

That makes more sense then
I installed 50mm shackles for a 25mm lift. Didn't need to go higher to fit my tires. I would only go as big as you have to with shackles.

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by mattlyon » April 12th, 2011, 7:49 pm

well my shudder is bad i put a castor wedge under a spring today ill do the other when i get aa chance and see how that goes

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by mattlyon » April 13th, 2011, 8:37 pm

got the other wedge in this arvo (not bad after a 12hr day) but it still shudders and hits the crossmember but it is slightly improved anyone have any tips they could share??

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by theaman » April 13th, 2011, 10:23 pm

when i lifted mine i used springs so angle would be slightly different to yours but mine shuddered heaps. i lowered the centre bearing on tail shaft like you did and still did it bad. i spent about an hour lining the tail shaft up better got it pretty good and only has a very slight shudder now. i have read some where that bt50s should have a re call on the alinment of gear box or some thing but doubt that will happen. also read some where else about a guy that went to the extent of loosing engine mounts and gear box mounts a tweeking the alinement himself and that cured it.

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by mattlyon » April 15th, 2011, 5:52 am

ive packed it down 17mm now and its stopped throwing out but still a slight shudder might need some longer bolts and some more packing argh

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Re: snake racing 50mm lift Shackles

Unread post by bozo21 » April 24th, 2011, 10:47 pm

Does this shudder still happen with 50mm raised leaves or just with extended shackles?

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