Suspension Upgrades?

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    And on this we agree.

    I'm betting though within a few months there will be replacement springs available, that are de-arched.
     
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    That’s not necessarily true. We’ll probably see some lowering shackles come out eventually, and they won’t be that pricey.

    The “when” is the issue at this point.
     
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    Maybe if they are "Jack's Magic Beanstalk Shackles".... There's no room to shorten the shackles enough to make a significant change on our 2019 Rangers.

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    Supposedly, there's a couple of 1" drop shackles in the works, so while not "significant" they may be a future option for folks to reduce rake a smidge.
     
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    Jason, when installing these does it matter which side is up? In online installation videos I see the side with the rubber part sometimes positioned up and sometimes positioned down by the wheels. The directions from Eibach are also not clear. Thanks!
     
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    Technically, with a monotube, orientation doesn't really matter.

    We prefer barrel-up, shaft-down on our trucks (especially with something like the Eibachs that come with a boot) since you're less likely to nick the shaft to the point of causing a seal failure than puncturing the barrel.
     
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    Great to hear. I would like to drop the rear 2" but I could live with a 1" drop if it's cheaper & easy to install
     
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    Correct.

    The Eibach struts come with perch settings for a 0" factory ride height, +.75" over stock, +1.5" over stock, +2.25" over stock, and +3" over stock.

    If you want to keep the stock ride height, you'd just have the collar put at the lowest perch setting and then use your stock springs.
     
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    Jason,any more info on drop shackles? Also any ship time for Eibach rear shocks? Thanks Bret
     
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    We probably won't have anything solid on the drop shackles for months. We only have the very vaguest of "we're working on them" from a couple of brands. I'll ask Noah if either he or Bill got anything more solid while at SEMA when they get back with the Ranger from their Sedona trip.

    Last we heard, Eibach had plenty of stock on the shocks, but we (among many others) did shellack them with orders over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we haven't seen any tracking yet. We're hoping to get tracking from Eibach sometime today.

    Shoot me a PM with your order number and I'll see if I can't follow up directly.
     

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