Anyone experienced shackle angle issues with ome rear springs?

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These jokers are pointed forward slightly. I've had the rear axle sitting on blocks for a few weeks now to see if it will settle any. Trailgear 5 inch 1.5 over stock shackle nuts are not squishing the bushings so she's swinging free.

Then part number cs010r seems consistent with 87 4 runner rear springs. Im going to have to chop the shackle mount and move it forward to get proper angle. Otherwise this classic runner ride like a classic 40 with 4 inch skyjacker springs. I happen to like my kidneys and morning coffee so it has be addesssed.

I purchased ome over cheaper springs to avoid issues like this. If I couldn't cut/weld this would be a real pain. It's still a pain, might cost me half a day on the weekend and a few cold beers.

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I might be wrong but I think shorter oem shackles would make it worse, maybe longer would help the angle?

I'm looking to clear 285s (possibly 315s)with my 4.36 slush box gears, possibly 35s. I have 2 inch bj front lift and diff mount drop spacers. I want to keep the torsion bars at stock specs for easy daily driver riding.
 

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Is the weight of the truck on those springs? It looks like the axle is hanging.
 
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The weight of the 4 runner (minus the motor/trans) is on the rear axle. The rear axle is sitting on blocks. There are blocks under the frame but they have a few inches clearance. Safety net for me being under there. The back half of the truck is on clay, the front half is on asphalt.

I have the front tires installed but have not installed the rear due to the shackle angle repair and brake bleeding is easier done without rear tires.
 
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Seems like a common issue.
Typical solution is to pull a leaf or two or just add weight to speed up the break in.
I agree. Had a similar issue with my new OME’s but the shocks prevented the springs from extending too far. Took a leaf out on each side, good as gold.
Looks like they might invert like that.
If removing leaf lowers her too much might need longer springs.
 
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I think I'll just move the hangers before I'd move a leaf or two.

I'm going to be adding steel/winch front and steel rear bumpers, I don't want this squatting in a a few months.
 

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