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Unread 07-12-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Beware the 2" shackles

I have encountered yet another serious problem. The po wanted a really cheap lift so I am stuck with buck toothed 2" shackles. Upon fixing another problem (the engine falling out) I noticed that the bracket that holds the front end of the rear leaf spring was just about cracked all the way through. This was about to cause some serious damage. So now I've got a pretty crummy welding job that is not going to last very long. So my question is, could having giant shackles cause this? Or was this more of a rust issue, because my frame is pretty rusted out. And can I get new mounts or would it be better to just get a new frame all together?

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1993 YJ 4.0L 5spd Manual. OME 2.5" with 3/4" M.O.R.E Shackles & 1"BL
Not to mention the body doesn't match the frame that doesn't match the engine...
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Unread 07-12-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
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That's most likely due to rust.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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if your engine fell out, it's because of rust.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
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Post some pics of the frame. Its one of those things that images are important.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
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sounds like, rust. long shackles mainly put more stress on the leaf springs.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:16 PM   #6
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I have encountered yet another serious problem. The po wanted a really cheap lift so I am stuck with buck toothed 2" shackles. Upon fixing another problem (the engine falling out) I noticed that the bracket that holds the front end of the rear leaf spring was just about cracked all the way through. This was about to cause some serious damage. So now I've got a pretty crummy welding job that is not going to last very long. So my question is, could having giant shackles cause this? Or was this more of a rust issue, because my frame is pretty rusted out. And can I get new mounts or would it be better to just get a new frame all together?
That's like asking......"which candy bar caused me to have cavities"?

Serious rust + tall shackles = excellent formula for issues.

You are being vague & didn't post quality pics - so answering your solution question with a decent answer would be a guessing game at best.

Is that what you wish folks to do?
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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:47 PM   #7
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