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Coachbuilder vs Toytec Shackles

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by zcarpenter92, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Oct 13, 2016 at 7:44 AM
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    zcarpenter92

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    Hey all,

    I'm piecing together the parts for my lift over the next few months, thinking about placing the order for the shackles next week. I have the rear Boss shocks in my possession already (courtesy of Toytec and @Sean266). As far as the shackles go, it appears to me that the main difference between the Toytec and CB ones is the former is adjustable between 1-1.5", whereas the latter is a set height. The goal is 3" in front and 1-1.5" in back, and keep some rake for the times I pull a trailer or have a load in the bed.

    Basically, is there anything else about the two shackle options that makes one a better choice than the other? Or anything else I don't know about going the shackles route? Any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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  3. Oct 13, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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    I think they're both solid shackles.

    Coach builder is bigger than toytec and forged, toytec isn't. That's the only other difference I can think of.

    I'm still on the fence about that also.
     
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  4. Oct 13, 2016 at 9:39 AM
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    Here is a good look at the Toytec shackles compared to other components:


    Here is stock vs Toytec

    They are solid, strong and welded










     
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  5. Oct 13, 2016 at 9:49 AM
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    Brian, don't you have yours set at 1.25"?
     
  6. Oct 13, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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    looks meaty :)..look at that little boy next to it.
     
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  7. Oct 13, 2016 at 10:13 AM
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  8. Oct 13, 2016 at 10:19 AM
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    I've got the Toytecs, I like them a lot. They are beefy for sure, and allows for changes down the road if needed. The ones in the pics above are set at 1". The shackles have 3 holes, the bottom isn't used, the middle one is 1" of lift, and the top is 1.5" of lift.
     
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  9. Oct 13, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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    Another option is the TC shackles. I'm running them and they've worked great for me for the past few months. IIRC they're between 3/4" and 1" rear lift
     
  10. Oct 13, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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    Are new bushings a must?
     
  11. Oct 13, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    I'd go with ToyTec. Solid weld. No weak point where bolted together. Not so sure about them being smaller than CB's either. The ToyTec's are pretty frigging beefy big. Mine are set at 1" inch. At that setting plus AAL I have kept a decent rake. Without AAL's you'd probably have to set them at 1.5" to maintain rake.
     
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    Yes I would say so. Better movement.
     
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    Started at the 1.5" setting and dropped to the 1" setting. Going to drop the front 1/4" as well to give a little rake and more down travel on front.
     
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    What do you have on the front?
     
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    Currently Toytec Boss set at 3.25". Will be dropping down to 3".
     
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    Brian, whats your experience at the 3.25" height? The fact I may be able to extend the boss kit a little higher than 3" is a real selling point for me.
     
  17. Oct 13, 2016 at 3:18 PM
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    They ride just fine at that height. Been this way since I installed 6 months ago. There is a lot more room to go higher on the coilovers. Only a little more room on the UCA. Could get 3.5" easy but wouldn't get much heights without risking CV axles.
     
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    Have you done this yet? Can you show before and after pics?
     
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    Have not had time to drop the front down yet.
     
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    I have coachbuilder rear shackles by Ekstrom Design on my 2017 Tundra. David at ekstrom is very knowledgeable and helpful. In my opinion he has worked out the weak links in most lifted Tundras. I would also suggest looking into the coachbuilder steering ends. I wasn't sure how big of a difference the shackles and steering ends would really make until I drove my new truck on 37" tires. Talk to David and ask him for yourself. He also sells shim kits for larger lifts to help correct alignment issues. Here are photos of the rear shackles and steering ends. IMG_4525.jpg
    IMG_4549.jpg
     
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