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will cj-7 shackles fit a YJ?

I'm looking into buying a set from another board member - will shackles from a 7 fit my 89 YJ? Aren't CJ springs just the smallest bit narrower or something like that?

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Re: will cj-7 shackles fit a YJ?

Don't go with CJ7 shackles. They are muche weaker, 1 inch shorter, and the bolts are just a Joke !

I went the other way around and put some YJ shackles on my CJ7 and that's an improvement !

What you are refering to is the front YJ spring being wider than on a CJ7. However, as there is no spacer that doesn't matter that much as long as you use the correcte size bolt.

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Re: will cj-7 shackles fit a YJ?

CJ rears are narrower than YJ
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Re: will cj-7 shackles fit a YJ?

so if these are aftermarket HD shackels, 2" over stock length, they'd net me like 1" of lift, right?

Should I take them? I don't want them if they won't fit, naturally. Since they are a one-piece design, they probably won't fit, right?

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Re: will cj-7 shackles fit a YJ?

You are correct on the ammount of lift.

I don't think the rears will fit.
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Re: will cj-7 shackles fit a YJ?

CJ rear springs are the same width as YJ springs, the front springs are narrower....So if they are aftermarket lift shackles then the front shackle is probably designed for a 2" spring instead of 2.5" on the YJ...so It's not going to work
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Re: will cj-7 shackles fit a YJ?

Well all that aside about wider and narower, The CJ rear and YJ rears are the same the CJ fronts are narrower than the YJ fronts...BUT!!!!!
The bolts in the shackles on a CJ are just little 3/8" bolts the bolts on a YJ shackle are 1/2" unless you do some serious drilling you will not get the YJ bolt into the CJ shackle and you can't use the CJ bolts because they will slop around in the spring eyes [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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