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Tundra 2007+ Coachbuilder Shackles

Discussion in 'Ekstrom Design' started by Coachbuilder1, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. Jul 3, 2015 at 10:47 AM
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    Coachbuilder Shackles "6061 Billet W/ Black Hard Anodized Finish"

    We build our Shackles in 3 sizes and are compatible with all Leaf Spring, AAL and block applications.

    +1"s provide .625" of total lift.
    +2"s provide 1.25" of total lift. ** Billet Carrier bearing drop kit included **
    +3"s provide 1.75" of total lift. ** Billet Carrier bearing drop kit included **

    Using Our Shackles will provide lift but also correct pivot angle, eliminate side to side flex
    and allow the rear suspension to pivot freely yet in a controlled motion between the leafs and shackles.
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    +1"s are normally used for factory replacement applications or applications using larger leafs with minimal lift required.

    +2"s are normally used with leveling kits 3" or less up front or with larger lifts with rear sag, BDS 7" or Procomp 6"-7"

    +3"s are normally used with large applications or for tow use. Anything over 3" up front (OME 612/614/613) (Coilovers 3"+) Also great when adding coilovers to a existing lift or if extra rear rake is needed for towing


    We have designed a custom Poly/Graphite bushing to replace the factory rubber bushings pressed into the rear eyelets of the leafs. Factory rubber bushings use a steel center sleeve with knurled teeth on the end of each sleeve locking this joint up. Our poly bushings are specifically machined to mate up to the shackles.
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    Please feel free to Call, Email or PM for pricing.

    David
    Ekstrom Design llc.
    801-635-4872
    ekstrom_design@yahoo.com
     
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  2. Jul 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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    David, PM me a price on the +3's if you could. I've got a 1.5" block currently and want to ditch it because I'm getting vibes, especially when towing.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2015 at 2:39 PM
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    Thanks Coach!

    I've got the +3s and poly bushings. These together really improved the ride and performance of the rear. Ended up with a tad over 1.5 inches in the rear and 3.25 in the front.

    To me, if you do a 3 inch lift, the +3s should be used. Your front end won't look like it's nose high. Just my opinion.

    In a world of pure junk out there for sale and bad customer service, you and your business really shine. I appreciate getting something quality for my hard earned money and the fact that you answered my call for questions when I was doing the install!
     
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  4. Jul 3, 2015 at 5:57 PM
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    2007 SR5 5.7 Katzkin, LED lighting through out, LED door handles, Color Matched handles & grill surround, CST 3.5" Spindles OME 614 Full Suspension, Coachbuilder +3" Shackles by Ekstrom Design, BHLM,35"/12.5"/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers,BMF SOTA death metal black finish 20"x10" -19 offset.
    PM sent.. thanks!
     
  5. Jul 3, 2015 at 5:59 PM
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    Thank you for posting, its greatly appreciated! Reading specs from a book and not knowing your own products is a real problem these days. Glad to hear our parts are doing there job :)
     
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  6. Jul 3, 2015 at 9:05 PM
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    Very nice product. I will most likely get a set in the future. Just can't swing it now.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2015 at 8:33 AM
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    Hey David, what would you recommend for my 2015 TRD PRO. I put 295/70/18 Nitto G2 on now just want alittle more lift without compromising the PRO suspension?
    Also would it need realignment after ?
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  8. Jul 4, 2015 at 3:23 PM
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    2007 SR5 5.7 Katzkin, LED lighting through out, LED door handles, Color Matched handles & grill surround, CST 3.5" Spindles OME 614 Full Suspension, Coachbuilder +3" Shackles by Ekstrom Design, BHLM,35"/12.5"/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers,BMF SOTA death metal black finish 20"x10" -19 offset.
    Sounds good, they'll be ready when ever you are :)
     
  9. Jul 4, 2015 at 3:58 PM
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    2007 SR5 5.7 Katzkin, LED lighting through out, LED door handles, Color Matched handles & grill surround, CST 3.5" Spindles OME 614 Full Suspension, Coachbuilder +3" Shackles by Ekstrom Design, BHLM,35"/12.5"/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers,BMF SOTA death metal black finish 20"x10" -19 offset.
    With the PRO's we usually set them up 2 different ways..
    One strut shim up front and a set of +1" shackles in the rear. This will increase ride height .50" up front and .625" in the rear.
    Two strut shims up front and a set of +2" shackles in the rear. This will increase ride height 1" up front and 1.25" in the rear.

    ** strut shims are a excellent method to fine tune the front suspension without adding preload to the coilovers. They are laser cut .250" steel powder coated black and install on top of the top plate. Each shim is only .250" thick but provides .50" of total lift.

    Yes, You will need to correct the front alignment after installation of the strut shims.


    I'll PM over pricing on all items needed.
     
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    3-1 level kit, imige dynamic speakers, taco tunes recurve EZQ, trd exaust
    Could you pm me the prices for +2 shackle and tie rod ends?
     
  11. Jul 8, 2015 at 9:26 AM
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    PM sent, thanks!
     
  12. Jul 23, 2015 at 3:29 PM
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    Could I get prices also
     
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    Didn't get pm. Tried to email u.
     
  14. Aug 5, 2015 at 8:33 PM
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    Great looking product David, I watched your video on YouTube just today as I was researching shackles, I am really impressed with them.
    I have been considering a 3/1 level for some time now and I hear a ton of mixed information about spacers and blocks, a young lady in my fb group recommended you last month and was wondering what your recommendations for me would be. If I go ahead with the 3/1 what coil over would work best with which of your shackles, the +2 or the +3?
     
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    I put +3 and 2 shims on each side of my Ted pro. And rear is only about 1/2" higher. Not noticeable but it handles outstanding in the mountain with my dirtbikes loaded in the bed. Feels a whole lot better than stock. Satisfied customer. Thanks coach
     
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    Did you do the work yourself? I watched his video and it seems pretty straight forward. If all I'm doing is installing rear shackles... is removing spare tire, and removing back tires 100% necessary? AND any advice on adding shims in front?
     
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    My friend did it. He said it was easy though.
     
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    Good talking' and glad we were able to size everything up :)

    Nice!!! The PRO's are setup sweet from the factory and with the items you added it only gets better :) Glad to hear you're happy, thanks for posting!
     
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    removing the spare is really helpful and definitely worth the time. If your jack stands will adjust high enough you won't need to remove the rear tires, will need the tires to be approx 3-4" above the ground at full droop. Our Strut shims install just above the top plate and will add lift without preloading the coils. if you get stuck anywhere during install or ever have questions you're always welcome to call.
     
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    I'm getting a BDS 7 inch lift, has 4 inch blocks in the back, with an option of a 1 inch shackle. I want my 07 to sit level. Which shackle would work best and what's the price? Thanks.
     
  21. Nov 6, 2015 at 7:22 PM
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    Been reading your threads for the last few days and just watched your video back in the day I had a toy land cruzer with a 6" lift with 33x12.50s with heavy duty shackles front and back just got a tundra and was looking for the same type of shackles and there was none until I seen your great job man could you PM me the 3+

    Thanx Stan
     
  22. Jan 11, 2016 at 3:20 AM
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    Subd! Definitely interested in the rear shackles, would prolly look into doing the +2
     
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    +3 price PM, please sir. Thanks.
     
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    I need to know what set to get. I have an 09. DC 4x4. I just bought procomp pro runners shocks I'm going to level with those in front but want to add a shim or two with them. Then I need the right shackles to add to the back to level correctly. With carrier and dif drop. Can you help me out. My email is Firemanmike@eaglecom.net
     
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    Huge thanks to David @Coachbuilder1 for all the help and producing such a solid kit! With the exception of using a ball joint press that didn't include the right size fittings, everything went smoothly and very straightforward. :thumbsup:

    My kit included 4 shims for lifting the front end (2 each side), +3 shackles, new bushings for the rear eyelets, and a carrier bearing drop kit. I'll post up the measurements soon but I'll let the pictures do the talking.

    Before (Stock TRD Pro height fit 35s with minimal trimming to the front fenders and removal of all mud flaps):
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    After (+3 Shackles & 2 shims each on front):
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    Before measurements included the TRD Pro Suspension and 35" Toyo RTs with roughly half a tank of gas. After measurements include the Coachbuilder +3 Shackles (1.75"), and 2 (0.5") shims each side in front with alittle more than a quarter tank of gas.

    Driver Front
    Ground to Fender

    Before (38 1/2") After (40 1/2")
    Center Hub to Fender
    Before (23 3/8") After (24 1/4")

    Passenger Front

    Ground to Fender
    Before (38 3/4") After (40 3/4")
    Center Hub to Fender
    Before (23 1/2") After (24 1/2")

    Driver Rear

    Ground to Fender

    Before (39 1/8") After (42 1/2")
    Center Hub to Fender
    Before (23 3/4") After (25 3/4")

    Passenger Rear

    Ground to Fender
    Before (39 1/2") After (42 5/8")
    Center Hub to Fender
    Before (24 1/2") After (25 3/4")
     
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    Looks great! Did you go 1.5", or 1.75" with those +3?
     
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    Can I get pricing for +2 shackles and bushings please. Thanks
     
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    Any suggestions on whether to use +2 or +3 shackles for the back ? Going to put 2 shims on each side up front. Not sure if I want/need a rake or have more of a leveled stance. Thanks guys

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