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experiment with shackle & \"Rod-End\", don\'t work...

i posted a picture of this shackle temporarly installed in another post. anyway i found a big flaw with mounting this up front with a shackle reversal. when turning the steering sitting still, it pulls the entire axle about an inch twards the way your turning. which make the tire contact the leaf spring earlier, (limiting my turning radius) also shifts my driveshaft until it hits my tranny pan. Maybe i'll try it on the rear instead of my buggy leaf someday.....



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Re: experiment with shackle & \"Rod-End\", don\'t work...

great idea, but I actually have the same problem with the "inverted shackle reversal",on my jeep... you turn the wheel and the front of the jeep moves instead of the tires. It isnt as bad as what you are describing though, and jeepgod has no problems with exactly the same suspension...

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Re: experiment with shackle & \"Rod-End\", don\'t wor

I get a similar condition from my shackles. When I turn the wheel they move about a inch before the tires move. It would really suck if I drove it alot on the road. Mine are stock 1975 shackles though and have no crossbar. I keep waiting on them to break to move that into the top 10 list of things I need to do. Interesting idea though. If you make them so that they have to be dropped to move side to side and install a larger slip yoke shaft it might still be feasable.

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