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post #1 of 24 Old 06-17-2017, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Front axle solution

So after banging my shackles on everything I am thinking shackle reversal. I like my width and the high pinion so grab a XJ high pinion 4:10 ratio and start welding. What have others done?


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Change the stock hangers location and replace stock hangers while you're at it....

Move them forward.
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There is also the option of learning how to drive your jeep better.

Not a knock.... ur probably far better than i am... just saying. Learn the jeep and hoe it stands and handles.... then correct ur drivong and approach.

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SRS usually adds lift height too...

That being said, I've never felt my shackles where a hinderence... nor have I ever felt them banging on everything

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There is also the option of learning how to drive your jeep better. Not a knock.... ur probably far better than i am... just saying. Learn the jeep and hoe it stands and handles.... then correct ur drivong and approach. Thats free $0.00
I rock crawl. About 15-20 years now. Thanks for the driving advise though. Totally answered my question.👍

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I have no idea what a shackle reversal has to do with getting a XJ front diff, seems as though you're making more work for yourself.

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There is also the option of learning how to drive your jeep better. Not a knock.... ur probably far better than i am... just saying. Learn the jeep and hoe it stands and handles.... then correct ur drivong and approach. Thats free $0.00
I rock crawl. About 15-20 years now. Thanks for the driving advise though. Totally answered my question.👍
Sorry didnt mean to sound like an ***. I did concede and states you were mlst likely far better than i am.

If rock crawlin is your game, and u been doin it that long - are you just not into a proper SOA setup?
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I didn't put enough info in this. I like the high pinion 30. I might want to start with a non CAD housing to do my spring over, no castings. I also have hydro assist so it helps with clearance. I'd like to do the shackle reversal to improve my approach angle, no shackles to bump. My tierod is flipped so there is limited clearance between the drag link and tierod. A spring over with flat springs (stock) will keep this clearance from being any issue and keeps my ride height the same. Sorry for the confusion

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I have done a Shackle reversal on two YJ's I have owned however mine are mostly street driven with mild wheeling and I feel it helped soften the ride and reduced some of the bounce. I definitely do not rock crawl so I am not sure how it would do for that. There are plenty of kits available and I agree with earlier comments, they add lift. Best of luck

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My tierod is flipped so there is limited clearance between the drag link and tierod. A spring over with flat springs (stock) will keep this clearance from being any issue and keeps my ride height the same.
I don't think that will work. There was no way I could flip my tie rod without hitting the springs when I had my Dana 30 SOA. If you go SOA your approach angle will be better. What size tires are you running or plan to run? On 35's SOA shackles were never an issue for me. Granted I cant go straight to a rock face and climb it, but my axle isn't far enough forward to do that anyways.

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I didn't put enough info in this. I like the high pinion 30. I might want to start with a non CAD housing to do my spring over, no castings. I also have hydro assist so it helps with clearance. I'd like to do the shackle reversal to improve my approach angle, no shackles to bump. My tierod is flipped so there is limited clearance between the drag link and tierod. A spring over with flat springs (stock) will keep this clearance from being any issue and keeps my ride height the same. Sorry for the confusion
That makes more sense.

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I don't think that will work. There was no way I could flip my tie rod without hitting the springs when I had my Dana 30 SOA. If you go SOA your approach angle will be better. What size tires are you running or plan to run? On 35's SOA shackles were never an issue for me. Granted I cant go straight to a rock face and climb it, but my axle isn't far enough forward to do that anyways.
100% agree.

SOA and 35's if my front bumper cleared a vertical face the shackles would clear too.

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35's SOA in this pic, tossed a few helper rocks at the base and never once dragged my bumper or shackles on the approach. The rock behind, you can see the rubber, up and over, no shackle contact..
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I don't think that will work. There was no way I could flip my tie rod without hitting the springs when I had my Dana 30 SOA. If you go SOA your approach angle will be better. What size tires are you running or plan to run? On 35's SOA shackles were never an issue for me. Granted I cant go straight to a rock face and climb it, but my axle isn't far enough forward to do that anyways.
Duhhh! Noticed today. I will have to figure this out. Maybe a different axle same width.....

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This would work!!

http://www.rocky-road.com/yj-high-steer.html

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Are you swapping the control arm setup with the XJ axle, to eliminate the front leaf springs and shackles altogether?
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