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Unread 02-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #16
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That's probably most of your issue, those shackles are ridiculous and are screwing up you steering angles, namely caster.

In fact, standby, I see youre in Tucson. I may have some shackles in the garage.

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Unread 02-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #17
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I have a pair of 1/2" booms you can have it you'd like. PM if you'd like to swing down and grab them.

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Unread 02-03-2013, 08:58 AM   #18
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Very kind of you jerrod.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #19
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You know I was wondering if they were a bit too long, it was a ***** lining up the front axle of the centering pins. Do the boomerangs allow for more flex? Sure ill take them if they help. Thanks man. That's awesome of you!
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Unread 02-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #20
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My booms were the answer to the stock shackles not cycling very well. Take it for a ride and flex it on each corner it might just level out.
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What do boomerang shackles do exactly?
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Unread 02-03-2013, 10:01 AM   #22
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What do boomerang shackles do exactly?
Boomerang shackles are suppose to prevent shackle inversion. They also allow clearance of spring from rear crossmember when flexxed out.
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Get rid of those shackles.
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Let us know when you get the booms in! That should get rid of this headache.

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Unread 02-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #25
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Boomerang shackles are suppose to prevent shackle inversion. They also allow clearance of spring from rear crossmember when flexxed out.
They also help clear the front bumper too. And yea by the picture, the one side looks like its inverted in more than the other. IMHO I hate longer shackles. I'm currently running them on my XJ and can't wait until I have the funds to go full 4.5" leafs instead of 3" with shackles
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They also help clear the front bumper too. And yea by the picture, the one side looks like its inverted in more than the other. IMHO I hate longer shackles. I'm currently running them on my XJ and can't wait until I have the funds to go full 4.5" leafs instead of 3" with shackles
Do stock shackles really have the linear travel required for a 4.5" lift spring to flatten out?

All I can imagine is that you will gain a stiffer spring to increase lift, with worse articulation due to stiffness and such a short swing in the stock shackle.
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Do stock shackles really have the linear travel required for a 4.5" lift spring to flatten out?

All I can imagine is that you will gain a stiffer spring to increase lift, with worse articulation due to stiffness and such a short swing in the stock shackle.
Extended shackles are good for aftermarket longer leaf springs, at least for my xj. Stock leafs are shorter and the extended shackle runs at 90*. This is my current set up to date. New stock style leafs, 3" zone AAL (since leafs were new I went with this for now), shackle relocator bracket and terraflex extended shackle. I get good flex out of them but my rear end is out of alignment especially running without a rear sway. At least with aftermarket leafs, the stiffness compensates for The lack of the sway bar.

And also, you can run smaller extended shackles to get flex and not stretch them so much
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