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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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1.25" shackle lift

So I am looking at adding in a set of 8" oa length shackles to lift my jeep 1 1/4". Am I going to have to do anything to the steering or driveline for this to work? I'am running a completely stock setup right now. I have a new set of bf all terrains I just had installed yesterday (30x9.50r15) and I am planning on keeping them for a good while. Thanks in advance. Oh and all of the front end and all the suspension is all less than a year old. All still new.

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Stock shackles are 4" center to center. 8" shackles center to center will be a 2" lift. On stock springs this will likely flatten them out more than they are and create a bit more slop in your steering. Prolly will not effect your dline much.



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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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Don't get shackles that long. Steering is going to suffer big time. Your caster will change quite a bit and the jeep will wander all over the place. Not worth the trade-off for such a small lift. I woudln't go over half inch on the shackle. Even then you feel slight change in steering.

1" body lift combined with 1/2" boom shackles should get you to the same height with more pros than cons. Personally I would save for suspension lift.
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Thanks for the replies. The part on quadratec said it was a 1.25" of lift. But then it said from hole to hole is 6" so would this not make it 1" total. The shackle itself is 8" oa length. So I think it had an inch on each end that does nothing. So would these really give too much lift? I want to do a body lift in the near future, but it's hard as I don't have a garage and I use a buddies, so I can only do day projects type thing. I also saw a 5/8" lift shackles as well, would these be a better choice? I don't want to have this thing lifted very high, I don't go off roading enough to justify it. I only go to the river every weekend an do some light playing till I get to a good spot and relax the day away. Thanks again.

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You can do both the shackle lift and the body lift in the same day if you prepare for them. Do both a 1" BL and the 5/8" shackle.
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Skip the quadratec shackles. They're too expensive and probably the "H" style shackles which are crap. I had a set and adios'd them for a set of ground pounder 1" boomerangs. Lot cheaper and a lot more useful. You'll have to source bushings if you choose to replace them.
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Skip the quadratec shackles. They're too expensive and probably the "H" style shackles which are crap. I had a set and adios'd them for a set of ground pounder 1" boomerangs. Lot cheaper and a lot more useful. You'll have to source bushings if you choose to replace them.
Thanks for the suggestion. If I can find those locally ill pick up a set. They are far cheaper.
Now I am wondering if these are made of hardened steel or not. I could simply make these my self if I have the dimensions. Now what would be the most I should go for my jeep, is a 1" lift too much?

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6" hole to hole is as big as I would go again on the front. I swapped back to stockish length shackles and the drivability has gone back up.
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6" hole to hole is as big as I would go again on the front. I swapped back to stockish length shackles and the drivability has gone back up.
Thanks very much, that's given me some to think about. In your opinion, are the boomerang shackles better than the straight ones?

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Thanks very much, that's given me some to think about. In your opinion, are the boomerang shackles better than the straight ones?

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Absolutely. They increase flex.
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Thanks very much, that's given me some to think about. In your opinion, are the boomerang shackles better than the straight ones?

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There's zero comparison.

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Thanks for the link and the above thought on boomerang style. After all the info on that thread, I'm not thinking ill even touch the shackles, maybe just new ones, something after market, but same height. I think a body lift would suit my needs just as well. I'm not looking for a lot of lift. I don't "need" it, just want it. Thanks again!

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Buy the Daystar 1" BL. If you buy a cheaper set, you'll be buying the Daystars in the future.
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