Why Are Extended Shackles Illegal?

Each of the above vehicle lift methods have a maximum allowable increase they can achieve (maximum suspension lift 75mm, maximum tyre diameter increase 50mm, maximum body block lift 50mm).

The maximum total combined lift of the vehicle cannot exceed 150mm..

How low can you lower your car legally?

10cmUnder the new laws, vehicles will still need to have no part of their body less than 10cm above the ground, meaning cars that come from the factory with a low ride height may not be able to be lowered as much as other cars.

How much lift does a shackle flip give you?

Rear Shackle flip kits are a great way to lift your truck without using expensive lift springs that ride too stiff. Shackle flips can also take the place of lift blocks, and keep you from getting rear axle wrap. Most kits will give you 5″ to 7″ of lift.

Extended shackles are illegal on the road as well. It’s just a simple “body lift”. It may give you a little extra clearance in the middle of the vehicle, but it wont under the front chassis/crossmember – which is where you want the extra clearance.

drop shackles are not legal in any state…

Are lift shackles bad?

In fact, placing a new shackle on a truck will only increase the lift by half the height of the shackle! So if you install a 3 inch shackle, it will only raise the vehicle 1 ½ inches. … A bad shackle angle can cause wear and tear that will reduce a suspension’s lifespan.

How high can I legally lift my 4wd?

Currently in NSW the VSB14 allows a 50mm lift (increase in vehicle height due to suspension and/or tyres), any higher than 50mm will require certification. This limits 4WD owners to the industry average 50mm – or 2” as it’s often referred to – suspension lift and restricts them to standard size tyres.

How high can I lift my 4×4 in WA?

Lift kits are one of the most common modifications done to a 4WD. The height you can lift your vehicle varies from state to state, and is usually linked together with bigger tyres. In WA, you can only lift your vehicle 50mm by way of lift kit, body lift and tyres (in combination).

Extended shackles are useful for providing lift to leaf springs and are an enhancement for many vehicles. In Western Australia they are not legal for on road use and are designed for off road use only.

Duncan Gay, the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight in NSW, has recently announced via Facebook, that the laws surrounding vehicle suspension lifts have changed. Now, you can lift your 4X4 a total of 75mm: 50mm through the suspension, and 25mm through the tyres. …

The NSW Roads Minister has made changes to the light vehicle modification laws allowing 75mm vehicle lifts. THE NSW MINISTER FOR ROADS, MARITIME AND FREIGHT, Duncan Gay, has announced changes to the laws regarding light vehicle modifications in NSW, allowing for vehicle lifts of 75mm without certification.

Currently, only vehicles without ESC are able to have a maximum combined lift of 75mm. By allowing uncertified lifts up to 75mm for ESC vehicles, Queensland’s laws are now consistent with those of Victoria and NSW.

The use of coil spacers and strut spacers is not roadworthy in most states. If you need more height, use the right spring for your needs. Airbag helper springs may be fitted in addition to the original suspension, however coil or leaf springs must have the same or higher spring rate than stock.

Are shackles better than blocks?

blocks will flatten your springs over time, shackles won’t. Depending on how much lift your want the PRG shackles and/or Deaver Springs are probably the best options for the money in the rear. It is the other way around, shackles will flatten the springs blocks won’t.

What is a drop shackle?

Rear leaf spring shackles are commonly used to “Level” trucks. For those of you who just can’t stand the “stink bug” look of factory stances, the lowering shackle is for you! Typical drop is two inches and fairly simple to install. You simply remove the factory shackle and replace it with a longer drop shackle.

Do drop shackles affect ride?

Changing the shackles won’t affect ride at all. Since its not stiffening or softening the spring.

What do extended shackles do?

Extended shackles are a low cost method of increasing rear vehicle lift between 30-40mm, and they give you an extended range of travel with increased droop. In some circumstances they enable the installation of longer leaf springs, which brings better suspension.