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post #1 of 6 Old 03-13-2014, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Lift Shackles, good or bad

I remember reading someplace that lift shackles are not the best thing for your jeep. Something about they throw off geometry especially on steering.... Whats your 2 cents on this?


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post #2 of 6 Old 03-13-2014, 10:10 PM
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The longer the shackle, the more the caster changes.

Generally it is recommended to stay 1" or under for a shackle lift.
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Going with 3.5 BDS springs so to get a true 4" of lift Ill need +.5" shackles so I should stay in range for the caster

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-13-2014, 11:13 PM
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Depends on the lift, for the setup you described its a good idea, your BDS springs need more room to move then a stock shackle in theory can provide. If you go with a 2-3 in straight shackle lift you're gonna have a horrible time on the road and a worse time off road.

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M.O.R.E. 5/8in Boomerangs, check em out. Or hit up Eddie at ground pounder fab and get a set of his.

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-14-2014, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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I currently have 1" BDS shackles on my rig. I might end up keeping those when I get my 3.5" springs and scrap out these 2.5" skycrapper springs.

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