90degree shackle fix

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this is a quick fix for lifted springs and extended shackles that sit at 90deg.

cut off the shackle hanger, rotate it and then reattatch....dead easy and now have about a 45deg angle!
Now it rides great!

before and after shots
also some vids (tame but it was after we had 3" of rain in 20hrs a bit sticky (hope they work!))
http://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u84/cruzinbucket/?action=view&current=100_0315.flv
100_0299.jpg
100_0325.jpg
 
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another vid


these may not be welcome in the tech section. If not feel free to move.
 
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So whats the deal?? are the springs too long?? "you say lifted springs", but they look flat.
 
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they were raised at one time. I have all of the receipts since new and the PO fitted raised springs about 200,000km ago only has 240,000km on the clock (worked out from the receipts and service invoices). The genuine shackles were sitting at 90deg so I made some ext'ds and rotated the shackle hanger. Before the shackle was acting like a solid mount, no flexing of the spring etc.
 
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and I don't know wheather they were too long or too short??

rides and flex's (as good as it can) fine now
 

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