Using a spacer and a drop shackle to get an extra inch out of my lift, is that ok? - JeepForum.com

 
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post #1 of 6 Old 05-17-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Using a spacer and a drop shackle to get an extra inch out of my lift, is that ok?

Have the Old man EMU lift, and want an extra inch or so, is there any reason not to just use a spacer up front and a list shackle in the rear? Is there a better way without new springs and leaf springs?
I have adjustable control arms, track bar, and a SYE already.

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Spacer and shackle lift is fairly common and not too bad for an extra inch or so of adjustment.

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For an inch, sure. Shackle angle gets bad in the stock location if you go up to a 2" shackle without relocating them though.


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For an inch, sure. Shackle angle gets bad in the stock location if you go up to a 2" shackle without relocating them though.
Probably worth tossing the relocation in there then eh?
For some reason I thought doing the relocation bracket needed to be welded but google seems to have a couple bolt in options

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Probably worth tossing the relocation in there then eh?
For some reason I thought doing the relocation bracket needed to be welded but google seems to have a couple bolt in options
They typically add some lift as well though, something to be aware of. If you're just looking for an extra inch then a 1" shackle should be fine.


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1-2" dog leg lift shackles work well, and have acceptable shackle angles and a full range of travel.

I prefer JKS - http://www.quadratec.com/products/16009_130.htm

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