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Old 10-09-2017, 06:24 PM   #1
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6" lift on 2017 chaparral lite 29bhs

Had to lift my 5th because I put 7 leaf springs on my 2006 f350 what do you guys think of this method it's 2 x 6 1/4" wall I am using the existing shackle hangers to bolt the 2x 6 that way if I want to lower it I can take it all off and put it back to stock
Still a work in progress just dry fitted everything have to finish welding and I am putting cross members to eliminate side shifting

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Old 10-09-2017, 07:44 PM   #2
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I don't think I would trust those stock shackles.Heard of a few breaking.I haven't had problems with mine,But have heard of it. Looks good so far though.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:10 PM   #3
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Id be welding a few cross braces between the new boxes & hangers. When you turn hard, the leverage just might break the frame into.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:29 PM   #4
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I am replacing the shackles with Dexter ez flex wet bolts and shackles and putting the correct track on as well
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:46 PM   #5
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Id be welding a few cross braces between the new boxes & hangers. When you turn hard, the leverage just might break the frame into.
I am fabricating bolt on cross members
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:33 PM   #6
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IMO there will be additional lateral stress on the new shackles because of increased height of trailer and raised CG. I would look into thicker shackle materials.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:27 PM   #7
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IMO there will be additional lateral stress on the new shackles because of increased height of trailer and raised CG. I would look into thicker shackle materials.
After talking to my rv dealer he suggested I go with the mor ryde HD shackle kit which is 1/2" thick and cre 3000 he also suggested I not waste my money on the correct track they have had to many fail
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