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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Awkward Shackle/Spring Angle?

During the last offroad trip, I heard this really awkard sound while climbing a mud hill area. Caught a shot of it on the camera and just looked at it a little closer:



Does anything look a little "off" with that passenger side spring/shackle there? Or is that typical for that sort of articulation? I haven't seen this before, but I don't know that I've ever dropped the side that much before and caught it on camera.

It's a RC 2.5" spring and the shackles are 1" lift shackles from RC as well.

Just noticed it and wanted to get some clarification... Everything look fine now sitting on the pavement, so I don't think it's anything serious. Just wanted to confirm. :-P

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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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From what I can see, your shackle does look "inwards" which, I think, can cause damage on the spring, but I'm no expert on suspensions, I just wanted to tell you that the picture is awesome.
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Thanks. Props to my fiancee for nabbing that shot.

I know know it it's really "inwards" or it it's just because of the angle of the shot. She was off to the right side of the Jeep, and since I was coming up at a slight angle, maybe it just looks off...Even if the shackle isn't off, it looks like the spring is. And at that point, I'm just trying to see if it is normal.
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Go back and get a shot from the side.

Really though it looks right to me, but it's hard to say from that angle.
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With a quick copy and paste via paint... The shackle looks to be in line with the drivers shackle... I'm pretty sure it's just the angle of the picture. But at that point, it still looks funky with the top of the spring.

Again - Maybe this is normal... It just looks awkward.
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