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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2000, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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CJ-7 Shackle reverse question

OK, dumb question for those of you who know. Do the front springs get turned around (main eye in front) with a shackle reverse on a CJ-7? Someone told me you can't because of the centering pin location, but I just measured my stock springs and they are 22" from either end to the center pin.
If you don't turn them around and the main eye becomes the shackle eye, what kind of shackles do you use. The main eye end (with bushing) is about 3" across and the shackle eye end is only about 2 1/4" across. Thanks guys!

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Re: CJ-7 Shackle reverse question

i turned my springs around when i did my home grown shackle reversal.. yj springs are the same width front and rear.. but we turned Elusives around for that reason you stated..

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Re: CJ-7 Shackle reverse question

I went the bolt-on SRS route, and the instructions had me turn the springs around.

Just another confermation.
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