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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 01:13 AM
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Need a sye????

iv got a 95 yj and its got a 3 in susp lift with 33s, i just bought it and its in great shape, the guy that had it has some 1-1/4 in lift shackes, just wondering if id be fine to just throw the shackles on it or will i get some ill effects like vibrations. also iv never looked into the shackle lift, is it a shady way to get a little bit more hight? do i need a sye? i know that they will be more vounerable to rocks, but other than that is there anything wrong with them? later guys.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 01:20 AM
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Re: Need a sye????

Long shackles can case lots of problems, yea they are an easy way to lift a Jeep but, they can cause the spring to bind and swing in different ways. I know I have a 1/2 inch shackle lift on my `62 but, I had to change from the one that looked like a "C". I do know that when I put the Rancho springs on it the warranty card states that, "The use of lift shackles void spring warranty." I have seen some YJ's with 3 inch shackle lifts that the spring is trying to frown [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] instead of smile. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Need a sye????

I like longer shackels with lift springs. with the lift spring, the spring dosn't just have more arch, it has more arch and maintians the same eyelet to eyelet distance. meaning if you flaten the spring out, it would be longer. A longer shckel will allow the spring to flatten out more during articulation.

that said, with my shackels I had to add shim to the spring pearchs to get some caster back.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2003, 05:00 PM
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Re: Need a sye????

1. Welcome to the forum.
2. Please complete your user profile:[*] It's a nice thing to do.[*] It's helps to know who we're talkin' to.[*] It helps to know what's your ride.[*]It helps to know the local in which you live.

3. Read the New Posters Message at the top of the forum.
4. Participate! Two brains are better'n one!
5. The lift shackles will lift about .75",
6. It will put a little strain on front end steering parts,
7. But I doubt you'd notice it.
8. Do you need a SYE?
9. Nope... not until it breaks... [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2003, 03:22 PM
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Re: Need a sye????

besides Leve's sarcasm....YES you need an SYE.... [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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