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Old 10-31-2001, 08:54 PM
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whats the deal , why can't u mount the spring a little farther back and not move your front axel and will it give u any lift ?

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Default Re: Rear springs up front ?

That's what I did....

I drilled a new hole about 1.25 inches back from the original mounting hole...then I used Calmini Boomerang shackles. Works great!

I'm not running a stock rear spring pack.....my spring pack is; rear main, rear leaf, CJ leaf, CJ leaf. I gained about .25 inch from the original setup which was; front main, rear leaf, CJ leaf, CJ leaf.

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what i want is a smother ride with no more lift . I alredy have done the spring over and i like he way it sits'any oyher ideas ?

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Good that you made it work.
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As a side note, boomerang shackles work no differently than any other shackle on the market. They look interesting, but there is absolutely no performance difference. The shackle mounting points still follow the same line no matter how many elbows, curves, or pretzel shapes you cut into the metal connecting those two mount points.

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Default Re: Rear springs up front ?

The rear spring upfront is the way to go....

it won't lift the front but 1" at the very most. Like I said in my first post, my front end only lifted about 1/4 inch after the swap.

The ride & flex is much better.

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Default Re: Rear springs up front ?

I should have known that as soon as I mentioned Calmini you'd have to throw your $.02 in!

>>If anything, they reduce clearance on their front edge which would be a detraction in performance.<<

They don't reduce clearance at all. And yes they do look cool.


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U said u have an alterd stack i would like to go with a stock spring , will that work ?

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Default Re: Rear springs up front ?

I believe the idea behind the Boomerang shackle is that the dogleg allows them to wrap around the stop on the rear shackle hanger,
thereby giving a little more droop to the suspension.Same idea as the Bonz shackles you sell.


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As far as I know....the stock rear pack will work fine....just remove the overload spring.

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Default Re: Rear springs up front ?

RRO wrote "The shackle mounting points still follow the same line no matter how many elbows, curves or pretzel shapes you cut into the metal connecting those two points."

I guess that's the same principal as those twisted up Zlinks huh.

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