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BDS suspension with rear shackles?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by VBSR5, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Apr 26, 2017 at 4:31 AM
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    VBSR5

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    New here so whats up everybody?
    I have a 2014 Tundra crewmax that for the last 2 1/2 years ive had leveled with a SST 4" on 33s, Monday I took my truck in to get a complete overhaul. Went with the 7" BDS and Bilsteins in the front. Theres about an inch of difference between the front and rear and I like that leveled look. Anyone ran shackles on a bds, I literally just need an inch in the rear?

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  2. Apr 26, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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    joonbug

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    nice truck. Welcome bud
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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    I have the 7" BDS, my shackle length from bolt to bolt is 6" with a 4" block under the spring. The shackle came from BDS.
     
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  4. Apr 26, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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    Spvrtan

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    I'm running the @Coachbuilder1 +3" shackles on my BDS lift but I also have +4.5" leaf packs and no blocks. Unloaded but with my daily gear on the bed (RTT, rack, small tools), my truck sits with about a 1" rake, which is fine because once I loaded up for trips it sits just about level with the front. Granted, my front isn't jacked up to the 7" of the kit and is at roughly just below 6" right now.

    David's (Coachbuilder) +3" shackles raise the rear about 1.75".
     
  5. Apr 26, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    Also of note his shackles are super heavy duty as is his steering kit..he's also a wealth of information and a very nice guy. Give him a call. He took the time to help me and I became a customer because he took the time. Great dude.
     
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  6. Apr 26, 2017 at 6:10 PM
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    Ok. I appreciate that. I was told to wait until I get about 500-1000 miles on it before I do anything to let the suspension settle in. To me it doesn't look bad at all. It may be an inch higher in the front, maybe. Just don't want to be Carolina squattin. That's not the look I'm going for.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2017 at 6:18 PM
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  8. Apr 26, 2017 at 6:31 PM
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    Welcome from TN!

    The suspension will settle in a couple of weeks.

    If you still don't like it, you can always get the shackles and install them yourself in a couple of hours!
     
  9. Apr 26, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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  10. Apr 26, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    Welcome from Ca. I like those wheels.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2017 at 3:26 AM
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    thanks. yeah I think im just gonna wait the few weeks for everything to settle in and give the guy from Coachbuilder SPVRTAN was talking about a ring. The guys down here at my local shop are pretty top notch, they can get me just about anything.
     

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