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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 11:18 PM
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How do you make lift shackles?

I was just going through a Jeep accesorie magazine and i ran across some heavy duty lift shackles. From the picture they look really simple (actually they are). So what else do i need to know to make a pair? Like width,length, and how much lift can i get from these? Thanks...

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 11:41 PM
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Re: How do you make lift shackles?

Well I dont have all the info you need, but its as easy as welding and cutting steel. I think you can safely get 1 to 1 1/2 in of lift, also I think you can get the greasable bolts from quadrateck.

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Re: How do you make lift shackles?

If you plan on making your own, go with at LEAST 1/4" mild steel. I would highly recomend a bolt in support brace (or weld in) to keep them from bending over though. If you can, use 3/16" for the side plates. I made mine out of 1/4" with a half inch of lift just to get me by until my Jeep is done. Then I can settle in the springs and see how much lift I will need to level out the front to rear. Some people put silly shackles (over 1" of lift) on thier Jeeps but I wouldn't recomend that if you are doing any street driving...it makes everything all [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]crazy[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]! CJ's have 3" (bolt center to bolt center) long shackles. To make a shackle with 1/2" of lift, you need to add ONE inch to the stock length. ie. 4" (center to center) will give you a 1/2" lift.

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Re: How do you make lift shackles?

I did'nt know shacle lifts were a problem, I was considering a 1 and 1/2 to suppliment my 4 in lift skyjacker rear springs, I have a new custom swing out tire carrier with dual gass cans, jack and i'll be pulling a small 5x8 trailer. With all that and a 23 gal gass tank I'm loosing lift.

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