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Unread 01-09-2009, 05:53 AM   #46
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i just bought a jeep and the PO has regualr stock shackles on but it came with straight shackels that measure 6in so a 1in lift. Should i just wait til i get a lift to put them on even tho that wont be for a while since i have no money. I know you said the right way to get the lift is a sus. Can i still put on the shackles now or should i just wait for the lift? THanks
In my experience:
If your stock springs still have some arch left to them then you probably won;t hurt anything with the 1" lift shackles. If they are flat though, you run the chance of inverting the spring and actually losing lift when installing them.

Sorry for the delay, I was on vacation when you posted.

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Unread 01-09-2009, 05:59 AM   #47
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Brandon, Great write up I read it after I did mine, just wanted to point out a couple of oversights in the first section for the front shackle install that would make it a litter clearer for noobs.

--OK, now you should have the shackles off and the bolts removed. In *most* cases the shackle-eye of the spring has curled up towards the spring,(S/B Frame) this is more common than it hanging lower (which happens on old stock or sagged springs).
The installation is pretty straight forward. Start by installing the shackle-frame end of the shackle first. But do not torque it down to specs just yet, just get it on there pretty good, a little side-to-side slop will help get the spring into the shackle easier.
As mentioned before, in most cases the spring has curled up towards the spring,(S/B Frame) This is where the bottle jack comes in to place.

Also wanted to add that a single high lift jack under the bumper will allow you to keep the wheel on the ground and will allow you to increase or decrease space for the shackles by jacking higher or lower (bottle jack may still be necessary)

PS if you edit original I will clear it out in my post to reduce clutter
typos fixed and accredited, thanks
no need to remove your post, I like clutter
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Unread 01-09-2009, 06:06 AM   #48
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Great thread and info fer us beginners!!!

I just purchased what I understand to possible be Brandon_YJ's last set of shackles on ebay - atleast for awhile maybe - I have since been PM-ing him to death with questions before I actually read all of this great info. Sorry man The last PM that I sent I would like to repeat here since I don't see the answer anywhere and maybe the other noob's can pick up on it as well.

More info on bolts, and Bushings. Sizes, type, and sources of purchase. I understand that they need to be grade 5 or 8 but not sure on the dimentions exactly. I have also located some bushings on ebay from Daystar but I wasn't sure if all bushings are created equal and of the same size?

Any help in this area would be appreciated!!!
I just walked out and measured mine.
The shackle bolts are 4 1/2" long (including bolt head).
If you need new bushings you can probably save money by going to Autozone (or any other chain auto store) and ordering a set of "shackle frame" bushings and/or "shackle spring" bushings. Obviously, if your springs are newer then you probably won't need the shackle-spring bushings.
When ordering from a chain store you will usually have the option of getting stock rubber replacement bushings or poly bushings - and you get to save on shipping.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 07:06 AM   #49
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could you also cover SRS Brandon, that seems to be a touchy subject as well.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 07:17 AM   #50
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Let me do some research Barrio and I'll see what I can do.
It was the 5 posts a day for 2 weeks about shackles that prompted this thread.
But yeah, I've seen a bit of questions about SRS too.
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In my experience:
If your stock springs still have some arch left to them then you probably won;t hurt anything with the 1" lift shackles. If they are flat though, you run the chance of inverting the spring and actually losing lift when installing them.

Sorry for the delay, I was on vacation when you posted.
okay thanks ill have to go out and check if they are arched or flat. And no problem, thanks agian
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Let me do some research Barrio and I'll see what I can do.
It was the 5 posts a day for 2 weeks about shackles that prompted this thread.
But yeah, I've seen a bit of questions about SRS too.
yeah lol

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Unread 01-11-2009, 03:38 PM   #53
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Can someone please tell me the measurements of stock shackles on a 95. I am not to sure the PO has not put something a little different on here??
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Unread 01-11-2009, 03:42 PM   #54
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Stock shackles will measure 4" from the center of the top hole to the center of the bottom hole.
They are made from 11GA HRPO steel (about 3mm) and stamped to curl the edges which provides additional support.
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Oh damn.
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Same here. I need a life, oh wait Jeeps are my life nevermind.
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Can someone please tell me the measurements of stock shackles on a 95. I am not to sure the PO has not put something a little different on here??
Stock shackles on my 1995 look like this (ignore the picture of the stock body bushings):

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I bought some greasable boom shackles. They came off of a Jeep used, but they didn't come with bushings. Can I put rubber bushings in them, or am I restricted to greasable poly bushings? Are all bushings greasable?
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Im a strong beliver that one can lube anything. lol
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