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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-24-2004, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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YJ and SR Shackles

What kind of design have you guys used for shackle reverse YJ springs?

I have been debating this and it seems that an upper hanger 2 inches wide (same as stock spring, but the diameter of the YJ eye for the frame side mount, then two bent "S" shaped arms extending wide enough to encompass the rear of the YJ spring. My other thought is to use an upper hanger the same size as the eye in a sammi springs so I can use sammi bushings, then the same "S" design on the arms.

I guess Im looking either for designs, places to buy such a beast for a reasonable price, or suggestions on other ideas that may work better.

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Re: YJ and SR Shackles

Here is a pic of what I use. The total frame extension is 8-inches and for the rear I use a bolt-on CJ spring hanger. It'll fit 35's with no trimming.
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Re: YJ and SR Shackles

ford ranger shackles in back...
goes from 2 to 2.5"
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Re: YJ and SR Shackles

so tusker u move ur steering foward? did ya use a different steering box?
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Re: YJ and SR Shackles

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so tusker u move ur steering foward? did ya use a different steering box?

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I have done this setup with an IFS box and with a Sami box. A friend has done it with an FJ-60 box, which I am going to switch to right after my trip to the Hammers next month. The IFS box works fine, but it conflicts with the mount for the front clip. The FJ-60 box fits perfectly and has more power than the IFS box. FJ is the way to go, if you can find one........

Here is a pic of the FJ box mounted up with the front axle pushed about six-inches forward of the stock location.
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Re: YJ and SR Shackles

Ford RANGER!! Darn, I was thinking I had read somewhere that someone had used a stock shackle for this, but I was remembering Ford F-series.

Cool, Im gonna try and find the ranger shackles and see how they work. Wish I had a digicam, I would take pics of what I've done with my frame extension so you guys could either laugh or say good job. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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