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post #16 of 32 Old 08-21-2011, 11:04 AM
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Remember that 1/2" lift shackles are 1" longer than stock. That's more than enough to clear that frame but if you want 5/8" that's 1/4" longer yet. There's also the option to Lincoln lock the front end if you're looking at staying on a budget and implementing a posi lock set up with it. It may seem unsafe to some but it works for others. I didn't check your profile yet so please excuse my ignorance. And you just posted last as I had finished typing.


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post #17 of 32 Old 08-21-2011, 11:09 AM
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spring over and 2 inch shackle lift
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post #18 of 32 Old 08-21-2011, 11:25 AM
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spring over and 2 inch shackle lift
Really? A 2" Shackle lift...

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post #19 of 32 Old 08-21-2011, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Remember that 1/2" lift shackles are 1" longer than stock. That's more than enough to clear that frame but if you want 5/8" that's 1/4" longer yet. There's also the option to Lincoln lock the front end if you're looking at staying on a budget and implementing a posi lock set up with it. It may seem unsafe to some but it works for others. I didn't check your profile yet so please excuse my ignorance. And you just posted last as I had finished typing.
I hope to do a power steering conversion early next year When that happens I will more than likely go with a spartan locker up front! I had good luck with the one that was in the front of my old zj! I am going to go with the 5/8 since the difference is minimal between the two and I will be stepping up to 35's next year as well so I could use the extra lift I suppose! and there is no way in hell I would ever run any shackle over a inch in lift I am not down with the beaver tooth look lol!

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I am glad you made this post. I too have the Fabtech 3.5" lift with the military wrap springs, 33x12.50's and trac bars & sway bar removed. I took it on a little ride on Friday and tried to pull up on a small rock (maybe 12" tall) and before I got on top the rear tire lifted. I also contacted VACJ5 yesterday to get some new shackles.

So it seems the opinion is to go with 5/8" lift, I was originally intending on stock length, but if the 5/8" will help then thats where I want to be.

It seems we are both trying to tackle the same issue from opposite sides of the country, 2 minds are better than 1 so hopefully we can get our problem fixed.
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I am glad you made this post. I too have the Fabtech 3.5" lift with the military wrap springs, 33x12.50's and trac bars & sway bar removed. I took it on a little ride on Friday and tried to pull up on a small rock (maybe 12" tall) and before I got on top the rear tire lifted. I also contacted VACJ5 yesterday to get some new shackles.

So it seems the opinion is to go with 5/8" lift, I was originally intending on stock length, but if the 5/8" will help then thats where I want to be.

It seems we are both trying to tackle the same issue from opposite sides of the country, 2 minds are better than 1 so hopefully we can get our problem fixed.
I am going to be ordering my shackle form vacj5 on monday and I am going with the 5/8 for sure I will up date you when I get them installed and will post pics of the improment!

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What shocks are you running? I have some unknown shocks up front and RS5000 in the rear.
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post #23 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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I bought my rears from work I believe they are made by Monroe and are ment for the 3.5 lift the front I have know idea but I will be replacing those this month!

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post #24 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 01:00 PM
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scrap the track bars and disco the sways. make sure the bump stops are correct. longer shackles will help and make sure they are greased well to allow them to swing. longer travel shocks also. I have a 4" lift and this is all but maxed out...


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post #25 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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scrap the track bars and disco the sways. make sure the bump stops are correct. longer shackles will help and make sure they are greased well to allow them to swing. longer travel shocks also. I have a 4" lift and this is all but maxed out...


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nice rig man!! I scraped both track bars and the swaybar the same week I the jeep seeing how there just dead weight anyway! I am running socks that are rated for the 3.5 to 4 inch lift! I just ordered my 5/8 boom shackles form vacj5 on here and can't wait for them to get here so I can see if they improve it at all!

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post #26 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 06:01 PM
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It also looks like the springs are brand new, flex will improve with wear.

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post #27 of 32 Old 08-22-2011, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah there newer but I have been told military wrapped spring tend to no break in as well!

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post #28 of 32 Old 08-30-2011, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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I got my booms installed today and I will try to flex it to see if it helped at all! But now I am thinking about cutting part of the front military wrap so that I don't hit the shackle when I am trying to flex. Do you think there would be any ill effects from doing that? It would make it look look like the re springs?

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post #29 of 32 Old 08-30-2011, 10:48 AM
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Military wrap is designed such that if the mainleaf breaks, the secondary leaf will keep the spring pack attached to the vehicle to help minimize damage and to allow you to limp home. I wouldn't cut it. If the booms dont allow you more flex (which they should) your Shocks and or springs are holding you back. the Fabtech springs are not know to be very flexy

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post #30 of 32 Old 08-30-2011, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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I just tested them out and it made a world of difference! The only thing that bugs me is the noise it makes when the springs are hitting the shackle but owell!

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