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Shackle length with OME Springs?
« on: Jan 10, 2016, 06:29:57 PM »
I recently purchased a 1 gen 4runner,
The PO lifted the truck with OME Dakar springs (Stock Length Springs) however, someone told me the shackles he used are too long.
Should I be using stock length shackles with these springs? This is how the truck sits with the current long shackles.

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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2016, 06:35:25 PM »
Looks like you need to cut off rear perches, and move forward a bit, how's the wheel sit in the wheel well opening
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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2016, 06:40:44 PM »
It seems to look just fine, not too far forward or back.

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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 10, 2016, 06:41:58 PM »
The OME springs raise a truck ~2" with stock length shackles.     Another inch with longer shackles. (which are acceptable)

The 4 runner is heavier, so with longer shackles; you're probably at about 2" lift too.

Does it long right height wise?
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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 10, 2016, 06:43:48 PM »
You may want to weld on a tab so the shackles don't fold forward............
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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 10, 2016, 07:31:06 PM »
The OME springs raise a truck ~2" with stock length shackles.     Another inch with longer shackles. (which are acceptable)

The 4 runner is heavier, so with longer shackles; you're probably at about 2" lift too.

Does it long right height wise?

Thanks for a fast response!

Not sure what you mean by this,

Does it long right height wise? 

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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 2016, 08:08:08 PM »
That is the exact same setup that I have. I like how it rides. And I have never had my shackles invert.
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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2016, 07:25:23 AM »
It seems to look just fine, not too far forward or back.

that's sure is a pertty truck
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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 13, 2016, 01:10:37 PM »
Thanks for all the advice, I would like it to sit a little lower. Possibly get narrower tires.
As I get older I find myself on less rocks and more trails and exploration.
Living here in Seattle area give way to lots of lakes and forests to visit.
Looking for a 6ft. flip pac, something like this:




I also just noticed I posted this in the wrong area, maybe the MOD can move it.
I will be more careful in the future.

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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 15, 2016, 06:24:09 AM »
Well! I didn't know you were in seattle. Why don't you stop by my place sometime and check out my old man emu set-up in person. I have the same truck as you so it will be a nice comparison. I'm in west Seattle.

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-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew
-1:10 scale RC 4wd crawler w/yota axles, R2 2 speed enclosed dig tranny and 1st gen 4Runner body by BigBird
-My build thread http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97311.0[/ur

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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 15, 2016, 11:23:52 AM »
Well! I didn't know you were in seattle. Why don't you stop by my place sometime and check out my old man emu set-up in person. I have the same struck as you so it will be a nic comparison. I'm in west Seattle.

-Nate

Hey thanks Nate, that would be really cool, I'm in the Northgate area. Just let me know when your free and I will cruise on over. I'll PM you my number.

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Re: Shackle length with OME Springs?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 15, 2016, 11:02:06 PM »
A shorter shackle will help with your shackle angle. It will be more laid back.

 
 
 
 
 

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