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Old 12-26-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default 2008 Lariat SCrew with Shackle Kit Pics

Got a GroundForce shackle kit from Santa. Installed it yesterday, but only got a one inch drop, so took out the stock leaf spring blocks and now she's sitting just over two inches lower now. I used the shims from the kit as well. Test drive went well, a touch firmer but still rides nice. Pics below...

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Shackle Kit only w/shims:
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Shackle Kit w/shims(minus stock leaf blocks):
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I'm happy with the stance. Don't want it slammed as I still use it for hauling(mulch, motorcycles, trailers, etc.) and need some rake to accommodate medium loads.

Up next, a cat-back and 22s...I love this truck!!
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Looks good!!!
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looks great. Im going to do the same kit in the next few weeks
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That tailpipe looks incredibly small. Perhaps I never noticed them on the newer trucks...
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I have my kit too, I may install mine tomorrow, any install tips?
BTW-your Lariat a 2wd or 4wd?
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That's lookin' really good! I like the stance with the 4 door model.
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How much are drop shackles costing y'all?? I'm on the fence about lifting it and throwing mud tires or dropping it and throwing on some nice wheels and making it a street truck. I don't know what in the heck I want to do.

What is the best lowering kit to go with?? Eibach??
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I found some Belltech 2" rear lowering shackles at Stylinconcepts.com for $92.00. Is this a similar kit to the GroundForce??
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Thanks guys...it's a 2WD, the front ends are so low on these they look like kinda goofy so I had to do something...GF Kit cost $108 from Summit, I got the one with the OEM rubber bushings to avoid any squeaks, the kit with urethane bushings was actually a couple bucks cheaper...yes tail pipe looks small compared to the rest of the truck, but measures 2.5", just picked up a stainless steel tip that's about 3" or so this afternoon and put it on, I'll drop a pic later.

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here is the groundforce one Triton
http://www.f150forum.com/showthread....001#post124001
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