I thought my springs were like 4" to short? Then once we put some weight on it to compress the springs they flexed to fit. If you can swing the shackles over to the spring you'll be good to go. It may look funny but it will be fine once you set it down. Just remember to leave ALL bolts loose until its fully on the ground with load on it or you'll end up tightening it down like this picture shows. Thats a big no no with lifts, when things are tightened up like this it rides like hell.