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Can anyone tell me how much longer shackles are needed to achive a 1.5 inch lift on the rear?
The shackle lifts by HALF of its added length over stock.

So if the stock shackle is 3" long (eye to eye), to get 1.5" of LIFT, you'd need one 3" LONGER than 3", or, a total of 6", to get 1.5" of lift over stock.
 

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Hey all, I have a quick question about the PML I couldn't find on here. I saw the largest tires that can be used with the stock suspension are 32"s. My question is would 33"s be able to with with a PML?
The PML doesn't make room for tires except at ride height...so if you go over a bump, brake, or corner, etc, the added tire room goes where your lap does when you stand up.

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What you want to fit 33" tires is a BODY LIFT, not a PML.

You can do a PML too, it will help front frame clearance, but, the BL is what makes tire room.

Many do both combined, its a pretty sweet combo performance wise, especially if you do a PML with the Bilstein shocks from the 3" SL kit.
 

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The PML doesn't make room for tires except at ride height...so if you go over a bump, brake, or corner, etc, the added tire room goes where your lap does when you stand up.

:D

What you want to fit 33" tires is a BODY LIFT, not a PML.

You can do a PML too, it will help front frame clearance, but, the BL is what makes tire room.

Many do both combined, its a pretty sweet combo performance wise, especially if you do a PML with the Bilstein shocks from the 3" SL kit.
Good to know, thanks!
 

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Im new With xterra's I have a 2002 and I really want to lift it. I was told to crank the torsion bars and get rear shackles and I would be set..... Question is can I do that and if so what's the max hight I can get out of it. How hard is it to lift it and así Any other things you guys recommend?? . I'm in the process of saving a little up for a lift kit. Much help is apriciated
 

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Im new With xterra's I have a 2002 and I really want to lift it. I was told to crank the torsion bars and get rear shackles and I would be set..... Question is can I do that and if so what's the max hight I can get out of it. How hard is it to lift it and así Any other things you guys recommend?? . I'm in the process of saving a little up for a lift kit. Much help is apriciated
The above gets you an almost free 1.5" suspension lift. (Cost of the shackles)

Its not that hard if you pre-spray with something that dissolves rusts welds (PB Blaster for example), instead of something that doesn't (Like WD-40 for example), or if you don't pre-spray it all to give it all time to work.

There are several threads, with pics, etc, in the DIYS section...that go into the details.

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Does anyone have an specific way to do it? if so can you link me to your thread . any help would be appreciate it pictures will help better thanks in advance
 

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Does anyone have an specific way to do it? if so can you link me to your thread . any help would be appreciate it pictures will help better thanks in advance
http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=37167

Super easy. I sprayed with Freeze OFF about three weeks in advance, twice a week. My bolts where rusted like crazy. Did it all with no air tools in about three hours by myself.

Good Luck
 
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