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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-05-2002, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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question on shackle lifts

ive seen recently quite a few ads for shackle lifts. they are quite simple, longer shackle lifts vehicle. my question is, would a shackle lift change the position of my axles? would i need to adjust stuff? are they simply bolt on? for now, a lift would be neat, but not really nessisary for me, therefore, im not really willing to put up money and effort and time to a full lift kit. this seems nice and easy, and get me a bit higher than i am now. just askin, cant hurt.
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Re: question on shackle lifts

longer shackles are good and bad. They change your front caster, and can make freeway driving extra fun [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

If you have lift springs they help to get travel out of the springs. and greasable shackles are awsome.

My shackles are 1 inch longer, which is worth about .5 inch lift. and I had to shim the front axle 2.5 degrees to get the jeep driving safely.

Try a one inch body lift. for fun add some sway bar disconnects.
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Re: question on shackle lifts

They also decrease your approach angle.
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Re: question on shackle lifts

I have a set of Con-Fer 1.5" shackle(3 inches longer than stock. I have had no problems and can travel 20mph over the 65mph speed limit on the thruway. The only thing to remember is when installing you will need to drive the bolts in the top of the rear shackles out a ways and cut them off to clear the fuel tank. Then install new bolts the other way. Good luck have fun.
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Re: question on shackle lifts

To me new shackels are a great Idea. If you look at a set of factory shackels next to a set of good after market ones, there is nothing left to reason. The stockers are wimpy. I am not a fan of big lift shackels, but going to a 1 inch longer (.5 in lift) Should not have any bad effects on your jeep, and too boot you get a much stronger product. After all, if you are going to hit somthing on a trail, chances are the front shackel is going to take the brunt of it.
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Re: question on shackle lifts

What I am gathering from this post is that a set of 1" geasable shackels would be a good idea.
Improve flexyness, Increase beefyness, and get you an extra 1/2" [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
So who makes these? what do they cost? and where should I buy? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

And what about inverted shackels, I am hearing these are a MUST DO ???? for ALL the same reasons (except lift)

Speed Buggy Yours sound like what I want where did you get em?
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Re: question on shackle lifts

M.O.R.E. makes a nice set.
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Re: question on shackle lifts

thanks a million guys. ill put shackles on my to-do list now... maybe new springs next, mine are pretty flat
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Re: question on shackle lifts

I have the Rubicon express brand. currie also has some, very similar. I got boomerang type in the back.
I would recommend ether.
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