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CJ 5 Shackle Questions
I recently purchased a '79 cj 5 that was almoast completly stock. This week end I put a Rancho 2.5" lift on it, that is about all that has been done to it. The jeep handled badly before the new suspension, it would be all over the road and some times at moderate speeds go into a thing were it would wonder, I would corect, then it would weave back and forth from side to side( if that made any sense?). After I put the new rancho suspension and the dessert rattler shocks it doesnt do the back and forht thing but it still wonders. I have been told that a shackle reversal will help with the wondering and handling. Is this true? I was also told that I need a driveline that will compress and extend more then the stock drive line, is this true? What parts would I need to get to do this If I were to buy a shackle reversal "kit"? Also wondering what is included in the kits, and why I could not just reverse the spring hanger and the shackle hanger, using the stock parts and not buy the kit?
Tereflex Revolving Shackles
Next shackle question is that I am not happy with the articulation and wheel travle of the suspention. I have been reading about the tereflex revolving shackle and am very interested? Is it as good as it is made out to be, (Ihave heard claims that it is almoast as good as a coil conversion, and can give up to 10" of increased wheel travel?)? Will these work with a shackle reversal? What do I need for these to properly work? I have heard new drivelines, brake lines, and shocks?
How would these two modifacations work together? If not well which is better? Can I get a new drivline that will work for both?
Any input is appreciated? sorry for making the post so long.