Rear end lift options

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Hi folks, I have made quite a few mods to my 87 truck. It has medium
load OME springs, Nitrogen Shocks and Reverse shackle up front. The ride is great but I have had to move the rear axle a tad back with some shims in order to avoid my drive shaft to push the gearbox.
This has made my rear end a tad lower than what I would like. Any ideas how I can gain an inch or so with out buying new rear springs?
Anybody lift the body on top of the chassis? any idea welcome.
Enrique
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You didn't say any thing about your rear shackles. If you have the stock ones you could try to get some longer ones and that would give you a little bit more lift. Just a thought.
 

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You didn't say any thing about your rear shackles. If you have the stock ones you could try to get some longer ones and that would give you a little bit more lift. Just a thought.

That's what I did on my 55 for quite awhile, worked fine.
 

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If say my new shackles are 1" longer does that mean I get 1" extra lift? same for anti inversion schaks?

Thanks again, Rique

Nope, just 1/2" of lift. Mine were 1 1/2" longer than stock, so I got about 3/4" of lift...
 

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