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post #1 of 5 Old 09-01-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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3" pep boys shackles good bad?

i came across some xj 3" shackles at pep boys and was wondering in if anyone has seen/used them before?
what are the pros and cons if any.
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-01-2012, 09:19 PM
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3" shackles are too long for a lift on XJ leafs. They will put a tremendous amount of stress on the stock leaf packs and fatigue them sooner than they are already prone to.

Most people stop at 1.5-2" shackles and then make up more lift with building a bastard pack, a proper set of lifted leaf packs, or shackle relocation brackets.
You can often find used leaf packs on CL or even in the classifieds here on JF.

I can't think of any pros except you can temporarily lift you rear 3" until it sags.

FWIW - what is the price of the shackles?
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If you want 3" without getting new leaves get 2" shackles and shackle relocators. Iirc RC's adds about an 1"

You can get 3" from shackles but you don't want to do it from the stock mounting location because of the angle of everything. You'll also get ****ty flex.

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Step away from the pepboys,if you proceed into pepboys anymore we will ave to come and save your poor jeep from inferior parts and service.cheap parts are not good parts a very important lesson to learn.

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-03-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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yea i kinda figured as much.
they where 45.00 if i remember correctly.
i went with an EMU kit but my brother is looking to do his truck up as well so..
thanks again for the help.
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