I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: shakle lift on YJ
G'Day, Mate. Put another shrimp on the Barby...
Around 1" would be the maximum I'd go, maybe like 1.25". Don't you guys measure everything in centimeters? You shouldn't have any problems with driveline angles with a 1" lift, just remember, 2" longer shackles are required to get the 1" lift. A lift of that size shouldn't even be noticeable on the road handling characteristics either, more and it'd cause problems. I'm running about a 1" lift in the front and 2" in the back (to level out the jeep) and I don't have any problems, but I have a Scrambler, which is longer. I have seen the 2" and even 5" (yep, 10" longer shackles) shackle lifts, and while the 2" worked fine the 5" was terrible, he hit everything in sight. Shackle lifts are fine in moderation, like anything else, but to excess they cause problems.
Oh, BTW, welcome to the board! Your english is awesome (along with your knowledge of slang), are you originally from the states and just living abroad?
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
GM151/SM465/NP205 twinstick/7" Lift/33" Swampers/REP 8000/RS9000's/Scout II D44's F&R w/4.10's & Lockrights