The shocks are stock length. Maybe I am off about the brake lines. I've taken apart my rear suspension so many times now. I forgot which time I dropped the rear end down without unclipping the brake lines and the lines maxed out. There probably is enough slack to droop out a 2" shackle and no shocks (or extended shocks) to limit the spring. Still, I'd feel better if the shocks and lines matched the lift. With the 2" shackle I would like to have at least an extra inch on the shocks.Thanks for bringing that up. I hadn't even thought about the brake lines. I'm just trying to get the most travel that I can.
So your shocks are longer than stock or not? Thats weird if they are stock length and any longer would require extended bake lines because I put these shackles on my 2005 and noticed the rear end on that truck could droop a lot further than the stock shocks allowed (atleast 3-4 inches). Even with the shocks unbolted the springs would completely relax with the weight of the axle and the brake lines were still fine.
By the way, your truck is looking great. I hope to get a set of those 285/70's some day, and great job on the gutters too.