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post #1 of 10 Old 03-03-2013, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Boomerang shackles

Getting ready to install my new springs but not sure about shackles?

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Short side up?

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Or long side up?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-03-2013, 12:38 PM
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I run mine long up in rear, short up in front but pointing in, not out like you are holding them.

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long up in back, long down in front. pointing to center of jeep on both ends.

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Got it. Thanks for the help guys! I started throwing stuff on this month, SYE, D/S, OME springs and of course my shackles. Pretty psyched to feel the diiference when it's all done. I used 36r's front and rear and was wondering if how other folks have corrected this little problem.

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It seems fine on jack stands but under load I'm thinkin this will be an issue. Am I wrong? Can I just cut the tabs down? I don't know why they'd be there unless it's so you can add a leaf, dunno.
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Those tabs give your springs room to flex while the top bolt keeps them from coming apart. It's part of the reason they ride so nice compared to leafs that are pinched together with a clamp, don't mess with the springs you got good ones. If you haven't put the shackle's on those should give you some more room.
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Unless you have something wrong with your axle and steering components, it should fit just fine. I have 36R's on all four with 5/8" lift shackles and for the front axle the only thing I did to the springs was remove the shim. You can loosen and twist the drag link bolt/clamp into a better position for more clearance if desired.
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Not to jump your thread, but how do you know what length you need to keep your current ride height? Is it from center to center of bolts holes? Just donno .

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Unless you have something wrong with your axle and steering components, it should fit just fine. I have 36R's on all four with 5/8" lift shackles and for the front axle the only thing I did to the springs was remove the shim. You can loosen and twist the drag link bolt/clamp into a better position for more clearance if desired.
This is what I was going to look into once everything is on and on the ground. Thanks again for all the input. As far as telling length for height I'm not sure.
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