I am trying to think of a way to do a shackle reversal at the same time I do my outboard spring mounts. The mounts I made for normal shackle position are no good, so back to the drawing board.
My problem is, from my rough calcs, (no jeep to break out a tape measure on) By doing a shackle reversal I need to either drop down the front hanger by roughly 4-5 inches as well as raise the rear by the same in order to my leafpack in the same spot. Bear with me here, I could see doing that up front, but when it comes time to do the rear, I would have to have my shackle mount near the top edge of the frame. Don't seem like it will work....
So I was kicking around the idea of flipping the shackles as well. Now totally ignoring the fact that I have to fab a mount to allow a flipped shackle to run without binding *AND* not bust off the jeep first time I flex it, I still don't see how I have enough clearance between bottom of tub and top of shackle.
See crude (and I mean CRUDE) sketch.
I am really wanting to make this shackle reversal work, but I must be missing something REALLY obvious here. How do you get a reversal without totally screwing up the elevation of your spring pack???? I am using 1" longer than stock shackles, but still.... DOes anybody have any pics of a completed outboard mount AND shackle reversal?? ie allready attached to the jeep??
Or just dope slap me and tell me to outboard the springs and worry about the reversal later!