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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2002, 08:58 PM
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To reverse or not to reverse

I am currently building a CJ-5 on a shortended CJ-7 frame, rear suspension is 1/4 eliptic and I am trying to decide if I should reverse the shackles up front. I have full width dana 60's so the front springs are going to have to be outboard. I would appreciate any and all input on running reverse shackles. oh ya the jeep is going to be used in the rocks mainly but I will drive it on the street. Thanks
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Re: To reverse or not to reverse

how much road driving do you expect to do with it? I would think that anything that would help handling would be a plus, but I'm not up on 1/4 elip. set ups and how they affect things......[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img],

I' really have no idea what I'm talking about, we just pulled in from our trip to Cozumel and I'm pooped, but had to get me a fix of my Jeep boards before I went nighty nite....I'll try and call you this weekend if I have time, I would like to see that new suspension ya got....later

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Re: To reverse or not to reverse

If your springs are going to be flat or negative arched, then don't reverse the shackle. If you are using positive arched springs, do the shackle reversal. There was a great link sometime a year or two ago that explained it very well.

<a target="_blank" href=http://www.off-road.com/jeep/tech/susp/elkcahs/>Here it is</a>.
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