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Unread 02-03-2009, 05:59 PM   #61
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I would like to think that as well.. I'll PM you Barrio about a 2.5 lift.

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Unread 02-04-2009, 06:32 PM   #62
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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?
Sorry it took me so long to reply, I was not on the forum while this thread was bumped, so I missed your question.

So long as the bushings are fluted they will work as expected with greasable bolts.

What is "fluted" you might ask?
Look inside the bushing. Do you see ridges molded into them that span the length of the bushing? Those are the flutes. Is it these flutes that hold the grease in there as well as allow it to work around the bushing pin.

I am not aware of any aftermarket "poly" bushings that do not come with these flutes.
Likewise, I am not aware of any rubber OEM replacement bushings that do come fluted. But that can eaily be remedied with thin rat-tailed file, or grooved guitar string, etc.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 06:36 PM   #63
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That's great. Thanks alot!
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Unread 02-04-2009, 06:54 PM   #64
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Here's a question for you.
I'm building a CJ7 for the dunes on a budget. My main goals are to get a long travel suspension on leafsprings.
My plan is to do a shackle reversal up front and use YJ springs in the process mounted under the axle. I was thinking of using the superlift superide 3.5" springs with stock length boomerang shackles. I am making my own shock mounts for the longest travel shocks that fit under the hoodline up front and I was going to use the same length shocks in the back that will protrude through the rear floor mounting to a custom cross member spanning the rollcage. I was thinking of using the adjustable remote resevoir ProComp shocks in the 10"-12" travel length. I'd like to keep the center of gravity as low as possible to help with handling and I was planning on using a front sway bar also.
Any insight would be helpfull thanks!
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Unread 02-04-2009, 07:12 PM   #65
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Are your plans to use stock length CJ shackles or stock length YJ shackles? YJ shackles are 4" bolt-to-bolt, whereas CJ shackles are 4" bolt-to-bolt.
I have actually put CJ size shackles on a YJ before, and they fit, but I don't think a center support bolt can be used in them (not 100% sure there)... although I don't see much of a chance of shackle inversion with 3" shackles on a YJ.

Or did I totally miss what you were getting at in your post?
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Unread 02-04-2009, 07:27 PM   #66
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I was going to use stock length YJ boomerang shackles with no center pin
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Unread 02-04-2009, 07:30 PM   #67
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I wasn't really getting at anything, I more just wanted to know your opinion on the set up i'm planning or your suggestions to get a long travel leaf spring suspension. You really seem to know what your talking about in leaf springs and shackles and I am going at this with no other direction than what I can speculate to work well.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 07:33 PM   #68
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Ahhh, I see.
I think an open discussion would benefit you more than just my opinion to be honest. Most of the time I'm drunk and forget things.
And to be honest, I don't have enough experience with shackle reversals to give you an opinion on them that I would be happy with handing out. Yah, I'll admit that!

Seriously though, start an open discussion thread about it. I'm sure you'll get tons of useful stuff from many people, some more well versed than I... it's better than just one opinion.
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will do, thanks
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Unread 04-03-2009, 05:45 PM   #70
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so i tried to install some shackles and followed all of brandon directions, and for some silly reason I couldn't even get the front ones in? The springs wouldn't line up with the frame. they where off to the right about 1". i had no problem moving the springs up or down, just couldn't from side to side.. is this normal I pryed the he double hockey sticks out of it and still no luck. I put the stocks back on for now.. I am thinking I'll just buy some posi style shackles to make my life easy.. any suggestions?
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Unread 04-03-2009, 06:47 PM   #71
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so i tried to install some shackles and followed all of brandon directions, and for some silly reason I couldn't even get the front ones in? The springs wouldn't line up with the frame. they where off to the right about 1". i had no problem moving the springs up or down, just couldn't from side to side.. is this normal I pryed the he double hockey sticks out of it and still no luck. I put the stocks back on for now.. I am thinking I'll just buy some posi style shackles to make my life easy.. any suggestions?
Front track bar still on? That is usually the thing that screws up most folks.

Remove the track bar (if you still have it on) and then install the new shackles. Then deposit the track bar in your favorite garbage can.

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Unread 04-03-2009, 06:53 PM   #72
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Then deposit the track bar in your favorite garbage can.
How dare you recommend that!

I do agree, the tracbar can cause issues when trying to install the leafs.
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Unread 04-03-2009, 07:01 PM   #73
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Front track bar still on? That is usually the thing that screws up most folks.

Remove the track bar (if you still have it on) and then install the new shackles. Then deposit the track bar in your favorite garbage can.

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I'll try that, so the track bar will cause the leaf to shift a inch t the right?

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Unread 04-03-2009, 07:50 PM   #74
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I'll try that, so the track bar will cause the leaf to shift a inch t the right?
Pulled my setup 1/2" to the drivers side.
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Unread 04-03-2009, 08:03 PM   #75
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Pulled my setup 1/2" to the drivers side.
THATS where mine is pulling now, i need it to go the other way.
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