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post #1 of 29 Old 10-15-2008, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Installing boom shackles?

Does the axle need to be removed from the springs in order to mount new shackles. I'm just feeling a little lazy......


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Just need some jackstands to put the jeep up on, and a floor jack to support the axle. I did one side at a time.

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somebody here recomended just putting a bottle jack between the spring and frame and apply pressure as needed. i havent tride this but if it works it would be the quickest. if it slips tour toast!

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jack it up,remove tire,place stands under frame, let axle drop,remove old, install new, put tire back on, and tighten them up.


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post #6 of 29 Old 10-16-2008, 07:41 AM
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somebody here recomended just putting a bottle jack between the spring and frame and apply pressure as needed. i havent tride this but if it works it would be the quickest. if it slips tour toast!

I did this, and reccomend it... I think I used a sicsor jack from a nissan... worked fine, was quick.

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post #7 of 29 Old 10-16-2008, 08:24 AM
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I never removed the tire or used a jack between the spring & frame. I raised the jeep supported it with stands, used a big pry bar to pull the spring down. Took maybe an hour for all four corners. make sure you put them on right or it does take twice as long.....
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I just adjusted my springs up into the next position in my shackle, I did it like BigboyKY, except, i used a sissor jack, the one under the hood of the jeep actualy, instead of a pry bar. makes the job simple. just put your jack between the shackle and the frame of your jeep. that gives you the ability to easily push your leaf spring down or up, which allows you to get the bolt off easy.
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sorry. typo in my last post. "just put your jack between the shackle and the frame of your jeep" I meant, between your leaf spring and the frame of your jeep.
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I just adjusted my springs up into the next position in my shackle.

what? next position on the shackle?

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I bought some boomerang shackles and put them on when I had the 4" lift kit on. The shackles have 3 sets of bolt holes in them. I had my leaf springs in the bottom. The body was to high after all that, so I moved the leaf springs up to the middle set of bolt holes, if that makes since.
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the middle bolt holes are supposed to have a bolt to keep the shackle from bending.

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you can not run that center bolt, i dont.


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Three sets of holes, like these, or not? In this type of arrangement the middle hole is for bracing purposes, but not intended as a mounting location. Just curious as to what you meant.



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I bought some boomerang shackles and put them on when I had the 4" lift kit on. The shackles have 3 sets of bolt holes in them. I had my leaf springs in the bottom. The body was to high after all that, so I moved the leaf springs up to the middle set of bolt holes, if that makes since.
Nope that doesn't make sense. I bet it looks pretty stupid (sorry to be blunt). It also takes away any advantage of having booms in the first place.

And by saying "The body was too high" what do mean? What problem did the height cause?

I would not recommend doing this...but maybe it's just me.

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