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rear shakles: H patern or not??

i've made my shakles for my rear YJ kit, but i don't know if i should weld the two parts to make a 'H' pattern or leave the 2 parts free and let them move (better articulation?)

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Re: rear shakles: H patern or not??

I left mine without the middle support.
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Re: rear shakles: H patern or not??

Here is a picture of mine. It's H and makes no difference in the articulation on mine anyway.....
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Re: rear shakles: H patern or not??

seems you've done your rear disk brake at the same time (in the background of the photo..)

you can see photos from mine just a few post before.
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Re: rear shakles: H patern or not??

Both, use a bolt in the middle instead of welding it, and use a piece of pipe around the center of the bolt so you can clamp down on it. This way you can loosen it for the trail and keep it tight for the road. I made my shackles this way on the Scrambler. I made them a little longer to help with the "Jeep Lean". They worked awesome and I never had a problem with them, even though I ripped the old stock ones off and spun the axle, all at the same time. Needless to say, I wasn't easy on it. If you are going to run the greaseable bolts, MAKE SURE you add the zerk guards like I did, you can see how much mine were used and getting a snapped zerk out is a PITA. Before anyone asks, I had to outboard my front springs on the Scrambler to get the D44 to fit.

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Re: rear shakles: H patern or not??

Hey pal, are you saying I did a BAD thing?
Cause I can come down there and we can work this out like men!

I'll bring the beer, your's is crap!!!

You make the fire....


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Re: rear shakles: H patern or not??

I vote for the bolt and sleive method. Just use a half inch bolt and the sleive out of the frame end of you stock front springs, It is already the right lenth.
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Re: rear shakles: H patern or not??

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
Hey pal, are you saying I did a BAD thing?
Cause I can come down there and we can work this out like men!

I'll bring the beer, your's is crap!!!

You make the fire....

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You damn skippy. You bring the beer and I'll supply the lobster and wheeling trails. Sound like a plan?

Then we can REALLY discuss this like MEN.
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Re: rear shakles: H patern or not??

I had to cut a set of 2-inch-wide shackles to fit my 2.5-inch-wide YJ springs and Missing Links, and since I was told that the "open" shackle design would help improve articulation, I thought I'd give it a try. I haven't noticed a difference in either articulation or in street driving. Here's a picture of my rear shackles (with Missing Links) showing no benefit, but no problems either.



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