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I installed the CB +2 shackles on my 2017 CM Pro. Hard to tell but I think the ride quality is improved (less bed roll when cornering) and just feels more sturdy. I'm really liking the stance of the truck and the slight rake that I have now, also looking forward to no squatting when loaded down. The shackles are top-notch quality and CB provided everything i needed in the kit.
The install was fairly straight-forward...CB has a good video on YouTube which was helpful. Getting the stock bushings out was not easy, but to be expected with new bushings and only 900 miles on the truck. I rented a ball joint press from the local Auto Zone and that is definitely a required tool to get those stock bushings out. Make sure you clean out the leafs after you get the bushings out, I gave them a heavy dose of WD40 but without that the new poly bushings would not slide in.
I didn't install the carrier bearing drop kit. The truck seems to ride great without it but do I need to do this? Will not having it impact anything at highway speeds or cause long-term damage?
Last edited by Trout_Addict; 02-19-2017 at 08:08 PM.