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Shocks and rear sway bar question?

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by mercuryman97, December 14, 2004.

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    1. mercuryman97

      mercuryman97 Active Member

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      i have a 1997 mercury mountaineer with 2.5"TT and 3"shackles with 31x10.5x15 dunlop mud rovers mounted on 15x8 wheels and i was wondering if using the stock shocks is safe or do i need to buy extended lenght shocks?
      *If i remove the rear sway bar what are the advantages and what are the cons?
       
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      You should be fine with your stock length shocks.

      Removing Sway Bar:
      Pro: more flex in the rear
      Con: can make the rear more unstable during cornering (although I, and many others, didn't notice any difference after it was removed)

      edit: when you say "3" shackles," do you mean the shackle holes are 3" farther apart, or they are actually 3" lift shackles?
       
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      they are 3 inch lift shackles but i only got like 2 3/4 inch lift out of them
       
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      Pros and cons are just what Robb said. I have my rear sway bar totally removed and I didn't notice a single bit of difference. This could be b/c I have AAL in the rear instead of shackles, so they stiffened the rear a bit more, but IDK for sure if it would have made a difference.
      BTW-What kind of shackles are these that gave you that much lift?
       
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      They are just generic brand adjustable from 1",2",and 3" lift...i got them from pep boys for around 20 dollars and so far they have held up really good...
       

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