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reversed shackles

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 84'GMC4x4, Oct 5, 2000.

  1. 84'GMC4x4

    84'GMC4x4 Member
    Messages: 42

    i was reading through a post about lifting trucks from back in feb. & i found a post by JB in which he said that the firm ride of lifted springs could be smoothed out by installing "reversed shackles". i'm currently deciding what type of kit to use on my 84 3/4 ton GMC & i was hoping someone might help me with what these reverse shackles are & how they work (i've looked through some manufacturers sites & havent found anything about them) thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    There's a reversed shackle, and there's the BF Goodrich "Velvet Ride" replacement shackle. The Velvet Ride supposedly works good, though I don't know anyone that has them to ask. Look through any 4wd magazine, and you'll find ads for them. I think Tyres International, and 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers carry them. About $300 I *think*.

    ~Chuck
     
  3. 84'GMC4x4

    84'GMC4x4 Member
    Messages: 42

    i just discovered the velvet ride shackles while searching for info about the reverse ones. 4 Wheel Parts has them for $169. i think i'm going to try them out so i will let you know how they are when i get them. thanks for the reply & BTW thanks for all the info on your web site, it has been a HUGE help to me in finding otherwise unobtainable info about my truck.
    Greg