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Unread 01-19-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Lift shackle

I've got a 92 yj and I am thinking about doing a 2" shackle lift to give me more tire clearance. My stock fender flares rub on the 31x10.50. Has anyone done this and are there any thing I need to pay close attention to. I would be leaving everything stock except for the shackles.

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Unread 01-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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A 1" shackle lift will clear 31" tires. Try also cutting your fender flares with an exacto knife
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Unread 01-19-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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2" is way too much shackle lift.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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Ok. I am looking at upgrading to some 33 inch tires. So can you explain why 2 inches is to much.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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Ok. I am looking at upgrading to some 33 inch tires. So can you explain why 2 inches is to much.
It rotates the axle throwing the driveline angles and steering geometry out of whack. The longer the shackle, more the rotation and this the more out of spec your steering gets.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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2 inch shackles throw off the castor angle of the axle. That's the imaginary axis that your wheels pivot. It will cause terrible bumpsteer and you'll wish you wouldn't have installed them. Trust me. 1" is the limit.

You can do a 1" body lift with your 1" shackle lift and do some serious cutting on your fenders and possibly be able to fit 33's.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 09:44 AM   #7
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Depending on your experience level and budget.....you have some options.
I'm currently running 33's with absolutely no rubbing or clearance issues and i did 3 easy mods.
First was (some people hate it) a 2" body lift. I personally like BL's because it allows me cheap clearance and ability to get to almost anything to work on it.
Second was TJ flares. I like the look of them and it really opens up the wheel wells allowing even more clearance.
Third was the "S-10 Bastard Pack" mod. This one is a little more labor intensive. My springs were flat and lifeless. My jeep rides so much better now and it gained me another 1.75 to 2" of lift. you may or may not have to do a T-case drop or Slip yoke eliminator with this one.
These are the things i did to my YJ and i'm pretty happy with the performance. You can find all the answers you need and some you didn't know you needed here..... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/y...s-here-580536/

Hope this helps at least some.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #8
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Don't do it. I bought them thinking they were a cheap lift and wound up with broken rear springs from the stress on them. If that wasn't enough the ride was horrible. Like others said i wouldn't go higher than 1". It's goofy as hell looking to. This lasted about a month before I bought a rc lift kit cause of the springs. look how far foward the rear wheel is. the foward spring eye snapped on both springs's shoving the whole axle foward.
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1" shackles, 1" BL Trim the flares....
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Don't do it. I bought them thinking they were a cheap lift and wound up with broken rear springs from the stress on them. If that wasn't enough the ride was horrible. Like others said i wouldn't go higher than 1". It's goofy as hell looking to. This lasted about a month before I bought a rc lift kit cause of the springs. look how far foward the rear wheel is. the foward spring eye snapped on both springs's shoving the whole axle foward.
DUDE!!!! that is a badass parking job!! look at those skid marks, right in to the slot.

the second picture ruins the cool skidding effect of hte first picture though because of hte tire tracks under the jeep
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So a person can do a 1" shackle lift with absolutely no mods what's so ever. No drops including pitman arm etc? Or ds angles?
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So a person can do a 1" shackle lift with absolutely no mods what's so ever. No drops including pitman arm etc? Or ds angles?
Correct. 1" lift, regardless of way obtained doesn't require a DPA or t-case drop.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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1" shackles, 1" BL Trim the flares....
x 2 Thats what i did for the 31"s then I could`nt stop it`s a DISEASE next is the 8.8 sitting in the garage !!!!
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