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Coachbuilder Shackles Etc...

Discussion in 'Ekstrom Design' started by TruckyTruck, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Mar 21, 2018 at 6:01 AM
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    With the TRD PRO suspension there is no "lift" in the rear. And to fit the tire/wheel combo I needed to bump the front up an additional inch for a total of 3" up front. From past lifted trucks, it has been my experience to never "block lift" the rear whenever you can. I called David @ Ekstrom designs and talked about my truck. He had the perfect solution for the Pro suspension... Single spacer up front and the BEEFIEST rear +3 shackles that yeilded 1.675" rear lift. Plenty of height, with undoubtedly enough strength for towing. Also, I'm utilizing his carrier bearing drop to correct the drivshaft angle, and his steering kit to overcome the increased tie-rod angles up front. When i tow, everything sits level, and braking is not compromised from hitch sag. The only other option for a rear lift while maintaining control would be a new spring pack (AAL or Icon), but I felt this was unnecessary after seeing these shackles, and I didn't need any extra height. This machine is lighter than your toyhauler, but I also have a 7500# mini excavator, and with trailer, that puts me at near full capacity without any issue. I do not tow far distances however, so I cannot speak for the Long haul. This set up suits me perfectly, and I retain the smooth ride wether or not I'm towing. Packs tend to stiffen up the unloaded ride too much for my liking.
     
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  2. Mar 21, 2018 at 4:53 PM
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    Does this mean that the shackle you replaced with the exact same length as the Coachbuilder?
    Based on the loaded photos it looks like you got some lift out of the rear, no?
     
  3. Mar 21, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    As I said above...

    "The +3 shackles yeilded 1.675" of rear lift".
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    That's the point of putting them on... To level up with the TRD PRO front. These things are monsterous!
     
  4. Mar 22, 2018 at 4:58 AM
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    This was what confused me.
     
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  6. Mar 23, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    Thanks. I'm redoing mine
     
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    Hi how much does that skid steer weight with trailer do you know how much squat do you get whit this or with that 7500 mini machine
     
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    The whole trailer and machine is about 7500# with the mini skid steer(5500#) It is not alot of squat but depends on how you load the machine. You can balance a smaller machines over the trailer wheels to minimize the tongue squat. The bigger machines are a different story. When I tow my 7500# excavator, I get quite a bit more squat but still no issue towing, even though I'm pretty much maxed at 9500# for gross
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    Thx for the reply so I guees it does work pretty well I don’t want to add anything up front so it would probbly be even better because I would have more rake I was thinking about road master active suspension or this i front know which way to go because I don’t want to stiffen the suspension does any one have rodmaster active suspension on their Ted pro ?
     
  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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    I just bought a set of +1s and I'll be installing rtx icon springs with them. So I guess I'll put my +3s up for sale when I get that done.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    This is how my look with around 8500 lbs

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    I don’t have the picture of it but even this empty trailer make my truck go down like 2 inches which weight 2500 lb
     

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