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got my CB shackles and shims installed
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Very cool, truck looks awesome!! I just ordered my 4 shims (2 per side /front), +3 shackles and the steering kit! Looks like you have spacers too (which David recommended). Which size/brand did you go with?
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Very cool, truck looks awesome!! I just ordered my 4 shims (2 per side /front), +3 shackles and the steering kit! Looks like you have spacers too (which David recommended). Which size/brand did you go with?
spacers are spidertrax 1 1/4 in

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Did you need to replace uca to get decent alinement specs?
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Did you need to replace uca to get decent alinement specs?
Have the same question.

+ Why the wheel spacers are needed in this setup?


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Have the same question.

+ Why the wheel spacers are needed in this setup?
I believe if you do the steering kit it will hit the stock wheels without spacers.

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didn't need spacers just, felt I the wheels were tucked in to much.no need for uca's.also didn't do the steering kit yet

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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?

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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?
I dropped my carrier. It was a 5 minute job. Ekstrom said it should be done with +2 & +3 and included the two small billet bushings in kit. It starts changing rear driveshaft angle from factory when you add spring lift.
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Thanks for the feedback. I guess I'll bet back under there and install the drop kit. I know it's an easy install but I didn't know if it was required. Sounds like it can only help so I'll throw in the spacers next chance I get. Thanks again for the help!
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I just installed the spacers to drop the carrier bearing...2 minute job and figured it can't hurt (and it sounds like CB recommends installing these with his +2 shackles). I really like how the truck handles with the new shackles. Maybe they don't really impact much but the ass end feels more stable and less roll. I don't like the roll feeling at all, and I know I could install a rear sway bar but I'm not sure it's necessary with the CB shackles in there. The truck now has a slight rake but it's not really noticeable, if anything it looks more level than before, and I like that it won't squat when loaded down. Thumbs up to CoachBuilder on the awesome shackles and poly bushings!
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Waiting for my CB parts to arrive. Cant wait to install them on my pro!!!
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Did anyone here install the front shims themselves? Trying to avoid some of the high Bay Area labor rates.

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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?
I assume you are using the stock rear shocks....
Did you have a problem with the shocks bottoming out? (axle not dropping enough to install the shackle bolts)
If you did... Did you force the leaf spring down to get the bolts installed? Or unbolt the shocks until you had everything installed?

Are you concerned with the rear suspension fully extending and damaging the rear shocks and exhaust?


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