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Warrior 153 shackles install with pics

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by Four0Sport, April 7, 2008.

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      not too sure they're pretty close though; but you can always just add length in and make the support peice either bigger or add a second one right? sorry about the delay on the response
       
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      I have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport and am in the process of getting all the parts needed to do the Warrior shackle lift along with the torcion bar lift and I was wondering if I need to take my car to a shop to have the Torcion bar lift done or is that something I could do at home?
       
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      Really nice job with the pictures and easy to follow how to steps. I hope to do the same to my 1994 exp. What problems with allignment have you had since adding the 2'' springs in the front?
      Mike
       
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      i have the warrior shackles sitting in the garage and im wondering if i need new bushings. they look to be dry rotted and unusable but i cant find just bushings anywhere locally or online. any help on where to get new polyeurathane bushings? i have a 98 explorer, thanks
       
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      I just did a search on Google for Ford Explorer Bushing kit. That pretty much brings you to this site at times, I read the info, take down brand names, and then head back to Google. I use the combination of words to search on Google Shopping, and eventually you'll find what your looking for. I bought a whole poly bushing kit for around $115 if I remember right, but since have seen cheaper kits. My kit included all the bushings and it was a great deal (including the shackle bushing your looking for).
       
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      Okay I've read all i can on this... and I cant figure out what the lift spring is. I have a feeling those are the springs on the front wheels right? And those would make a smoother ride I hear. But what am I looking for to buy these? Am i looking for a certain size or something??

      I have a 2nd gen 4.0 explorer
       
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      przybysz reply:

      I'm no expert, but I can speak from experience? Ok, most Ford suspensions are weak at some point due to wear. With that said, they are also difficult to work on because of their geometry. If you want to lift it, then I suggest buying the 'whole' kit option as apposed to just springs frankly. I just did a spring only, and then spend $alot on an alignment (about $350). Its common though as it takes two $50 parts for the chamber, alignment fee, and labor charge for 3+ hours. Get the whole kit and you may be able to get away with the $50 chamber pieces. I've read some also never needed these with a 2'' spring lift, but I needed them. Also, it will increase stress on certain parts lifting, full kit or not. Consider U-joints, bushings, ball joints also will be exposed on a vehicle more than 10 years old. Takes $ to work on older cars, but I find they return that cash ten fold if taken care of.
      Hopes this helps?
       
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      Part of your confusion is you have a 2nd Gen explorer. That means you don't have "springs" in the conventional sense. You have a torsion bar from suspension. Its a bar under torsional stress that acts like a spring.

      The Warrior 153 shackles are for the rear springs. They change/lower one of the mounting positions of the spring which in turn lifts the rear of the truck. Roughly for every 1" you drop one mount you gain 1/2 of lift.

      Look up Torsion Twist in the lift section.. That should help clear up some confusion about your front springs.

      ~Mark
       
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      Uh, wanted to put on different shackles today but the bolt going through the frame would just not budge! It was maddening to no end.
       
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      Awesome. Thank you so muck buffy and Maniak. That helped a bunch :D
       
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      I did the exact same lift, with the same shackles just last night, and my 97' ex is still at stock height, the shackle end of the leaf spring is almost arching upward, when the entire leaf SHOULD be arching downward, any info would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
       
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      sound like you leaf springs are worn out
       
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      what lift does that give you? and how did you get the bolts out so easy?
       
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      has anyone seen any lift shackles longer than the warrior 153's?
       
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      I found some shackles that are 1.5, 2 and 2.5 inches long. Would any of these be beneficial to my lift, esp since I'm pretty sure that my leaf springs are sagging a bit.

      Would longer shocks also be beneficial?
       
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      I'm trying to get a warrior shackle lift but leave the front stock for a more aggressive slammed hood look. (and cuz i'm broke :) ). Does anyone have a picture of this?

      Also more importantly i'm having trouble locating the Warrior shackles. can anyone point me in the direction of warrior or another good brand?
      thanks and merry xmas
       
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      Is it going to matter that mine are installed upside down? From what I can see it will make no difference but I was curious what you guys thought.

      For those of you looking for them I bought mine on amazon for $80 shipped.
       
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      IIRC the cross bar on the WAR-153 is in the middle. If it is, no it won't matter. IF it isn't, you need to make sure that it isn't going to hit the frame when the suspension is at full travel.

      ~Mark
       
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      War153 center is offset. The larger gap goes to the frame for "Swing" clearance.
       
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      Yeah, it is definitely offset but not by much. From what I can see, on my explorer anyway, there will be no contact made with the frame. If anything, the shackle will hit the hitch first.
       
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      Will the warrior 153 shackles work on a 95 Eddie?
       
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      For anyone know if i could fit 32's on my 95 Eddie with the lift shackles and torsion twist?
       
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      if i want to make my own shackles dose any one have any dimensions i should use if i want a full 2 inches of rear lift? and the thickness of steel i should use?
       
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      Yes
      Yes. Might have to trim a little off the fender behind the tire.

      For both of you guys....
      The condition of your leaf springs will make a difference in the height gained. Weak / worn springs will lose lift faster than fresh maximum arched springs. If your leafs are old and worn, this is just a temp bandaid and eventually your going to need to replace the leaf packs. These shackles work best on a fresh set of springs for max lift to clear larger tires.
      ;)
       
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      has anyone found online shackles longer than the standard 1.25"? I want to go 2" or 2.5".
       

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