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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on shackle reversal on a Kick

I am getting ready to put in a straight axle and yj's under the kick, Now would be a good time to decide how I want to go about it seeing I can do pretty much whatever I want. My question is: What do you think of the shackle reversal pro's and con's is it worth it for me? Thanx in advance for the input
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Re: Thoughts on shackle reversal on a Kick

I'd luv to see a coil set up .... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].....but what do I know...hehehehehehe...can't wait to see how it comes out. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Thoughts on shackle reversal on a Kick

I highly recommend going with the Trail Tough Samurai YJ Kit with Missing Links. I used the front shackle setup off of the kit on a Sidekick I recently built. It was not designed to work on a Sidekick, but it can work as you can see:


I figure since no one makes a solid axle swap "kit" yet I may as well modify the heck out of what I can get my hands on!
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Re: Thoughts on shackle reversal on a Kick

GO long arm coil and forget the leaf springs al together.
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Re: Thoughts on shackle reversal on a Kick

Tim waht is the benefit of coils vrs leafs
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Re: Thoughts on shackle reversal on a Kick

If you go with springs you lose approach angle if you look at the earlier pics verses what you have now.Yjs flex good but you should think about a 5 leaf spring pack, because of the weight of the sidekick over samy's.Brian have you thought about toyota axles.Toyota fourrunners have rear coils which would be a easy mod for that sidekick. You should look into that.
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Are you swapping in toyota axles at the same time? I agree with Tim. If your going through with all the work. Might as well go coils f/r with Toy axles. You'll have excellent aproach/dep. angles. If you go with yjs go s/r. You will however need a longsplined front shaft. s/r is more stable offroad in my opinion. It lengthens the wheelbase slightly when dropping off obsticles. When climbing rocks the wheel moves backwards slightly making it easier to climb. Or, just get it because I have it which makes it better altogether.
It would be fairly simple to convert a rear toy axle under your rig with coils. Some newer FJ's have coiled front axles stock with behind the axle steering and hi pinion diff.. If you find them, send em to me.. or swap it under your rig fairly easy if you don't mind the width.
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