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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2004, 08:43 PM
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reverse shackle kit?

I have a '95 wrangler with a sprinng over lift, 2" lift leaf springs, and my shackles are 3" longers than stock. I am in the process of installing a rough Country bolt on RSK. I knew that all of my lift put together would make the job more difficult but it has gotten a little redicullous. I have several questions I need answers for. It seems that this has severely thrown off my pinion angle, can someone give me an idea as to what degree wedge to begin with? this also seems to have messed with my steering to, is there a way to fab a high steer system for a dana 30? This RSK is going to cost me a lot more than I thought, it better be worth it. Any advise will be much appreciated.
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Re: reverse shackle kit?

Well if I was you I would lose the 3 longer shackle.
Do the RSK with OE size..
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Re: reverse shackle kit?

I was thinking the same thing.A friend has a RSK and had to use boomerang shackles. Not to doubt you but please, a reason why.
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Re: reverse shackle kit?

1. 3" shackles? [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
2. You'd have to trim the sheet-metal of the fenders,
3. All the way back to the front door!
4. Yep, STAY STOCK!
5. Reversed or not...
6. Long shackles will kill ya!
7. And one other thing...
8. With ANY Jeep related project,
9. List out/Plan the costs,
10. Then DOUBLE them!
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Re: reverse shackle kit?

I have got the kit installed on one side and because the kit move the front diff forward even with my 35" mudders the clearance is more than enough . It acually makes my tires look small. I not saying that long shackles are good because your not the first person to say they'll kill me but I don't understand the problem with them as long as they don't hyperextend, the reason for the boomerang style. thanks for the information. what about the high steer fab work?
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Re: reverse shackle kit?

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I not saying that long shackles are good because your not the first person to say they'll kill me but I don't understand the problem with them as long as they don't hyperextend, the reason for the boomerang style.

[/ QUOTE ]1. It throws off the geometry of the front end parts.
2. The shackle reversal can minimize some of that...
3. But also it tends to move the axle,
4. Further back when compressed.
5. That shoves the tire back toward the tub,
6. When an object is hit,
7. As the spring grows,
8. And perhaps hits the tub.
9. But the other problem is alignment,
10. And increased wear of front end parts.
11. And we're not even talkin' about,
12. Unsprung weight vs sprung weight ratios,
13. And the center of gravity.
14. Remember when you disturb a system,
15. And you're not an engineer,
16. It's the blind leading the blind,
17. And the Jeep's gonna fall in the ditch,
18. With you, usually behind the wheel.
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