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post #1 of 6 Old 04-05-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Bought a yj with shackles, questions...

I bought a 91 yj with shackles, it has 31" tires on it now, but i have some questions. Is it okay to put a suspension lift on the shackles, or should I get the bigger lift and remove the shackles? I'm planning on putting a 1" body lift on the jeep with the shackles for now, and maybe do a whole suspension when I have the money. What are the problems with shackles, if any? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-05-2009, 03:02 PM
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A lot of guys run longer shackles with a suspension lift, and also a 1" body lift.

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how big are the shackles... I run 4" lift with 3/4 shackles.

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how big are the shackles... I run 4" lift with 3/4 shackles.
I dunno. they were on the jeep already. Where do you measure the shackles?
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-05-2009, 03:21 PM
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Measure the distance between the bolts on the shackle. Stock YJ shackles are 4" from bolt to bolt. If your shackles are 5", they yeild " of lift over stock.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-05-2009, 03:29 PM
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like my 2" shackles..

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