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SRS question... I am now confused.

So talking with a guy the other day and he says he builds his own SRS and it gives 1/2 to 1 inch lift. After re-reading some posts and some new posts on another board, I got myself confused. So is an SR ONLY for the FRONT springs and if so how is the back compensated for lift? I want to do the SR but had never really considered the front being lifted without the back. And how can you not know how much lift is going to be produced if you build your own and have done it before? Reason I ask is I wanted to run 5/8 booms out back and stock length shacks up front to create a little rake or at least save myself from the saggy butt I see on most lifted Jeeps. Is this still going to work with an SRS? Sorry so long but I need to get straightened out on this as I am thinking about it too much now. TIA!
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Re: SRS question... I am now confused.

A shackle reversal moves the front shackles to the rear of the spring. I'm sure you already knew that but I figured I'd say to clear things up maybe. Its not needed on the rear axle because the shackles are already in the rear of the spring. Lift from SR varies due to how sagged your springs are, how heavy your front end is, how long your shackles are, etc. If your front end was way above your rear you could put some longer shackles in the rear to compensate if its not too far off. Generally I'd say that an inch front to rear is hardly noticable on CJ's. I'm sure you've done plenty of research into the effects of the SR and one day I look forward to doing it myself to make my CJ-5 more streetable.
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Re: SRS question... I am now confused.

It will be easy to figure out the change of height. Measure how much difference there is between the stock and new mounting locations of the springs. If the front gets moved an inch closer to the frame and the rear gets moved an inch farther from the frame, then you will not get any lift as one example.
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Re: SRS question... I am now confused.

exactly... it depends on your mounting points.. the front shackle should be about 5" below the frame... so you then mount your hard mounting point the same distance... here is a shot of mine... after looking at how much hung down in front.. i decided to remove some lift.. and i made the mounting point closer to the frame... now this was no biggy for me.. since i was building the jeep at the time.. so i could set the axle up to it.. set the rear up to it.. and what not..
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Re: SRS question... I am now confused.

Thanks guys, that's how I thought it worked out but after reading too much on the subject got confused. So then after you do your SRS what do you do to compensate for the rear. Most of the aftermarket systems I see give 2" lift, I can't imagine people are riding around 2" higher in the front than the rear.
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So then after you do your SRS what do you do to compensate for the rear. Most of the aftermarket systems I see give 2" lift, I can't imagine people are riding around 2" higher in the front than the rear.

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