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not to difficult. i havent done it yet though. they are sitting in my parents garage. do a searh on shackles and youll probably find what you are looking for...i think it give an inch and a quarter lift. but it also depends on manufacturing tolerances on your truck.
yes. all it really consists of is jacking up the rear and unbolting some things and then replacing them with the new shackle. there will be some frustrating prying and body(yours not the truck) contortion though
Not really, the aftermarket shackles are longer than the stock ones, so they in effect push the rear spring mount downward, which raises the truck. I don't think they bend the springs, just move the rear mount lower.