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post #1 of 24 Old 12-31-2011, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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New shackles

K so I'm not sure how big my current shackles are but I want a little bigger to stash my 33s. 2 questions what kind would everyone recommend? And can I use bigger shackles with a 2.5 lift kit. Also if anyone knows of any ideas to get a little more lift let me know. I don't want to chop the fenders though.

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post #2 of 24 Old 12-31-2011, 10:02 AM
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I loved my M.O.R.E. 5/8" lift boomerang shackles, very stout.

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post #3 of 24 Old 12-31-2011, 10:09 AM
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Stock height is 4" hole to hole. I wouldn't recommend going any bigger than 6" between holes which gives you 1" of overall lift. I picked up a set from Ground Pounder Fab and it only cost me $55 shipped to my door.

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post #4 of 24 Old 01-03-2012, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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ok so im thinking about going with some rough counrty 1in lift shackles. another question...when i install these will i have to change anything else like axle shims or anything?
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post #5 of 24 Old 01-03-2012, 09:29 AM
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Not usually. The shackle itself will turn the axle pinion toward the transfer case a little. Instead of rough country, how about supporting the little guy? There is BESRK and VACJ5 in the CJ section that make them and unfortunately BrandonYJ isn't still fabricating. Anytime you new guys run across one of his old posts, read it carefully! Lots of knowledge passed down from that man.

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Yep support the little guy. Are the rough country shackles made in the USA?
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post #7 of 24 Old 01-26-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got my boom shackles on got em from Besrk for 55 bucks. So far I like em they gave me a bit more flex and raised the vehicle a little over an inch.
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post #9 of 24 Old 01-26-2012, 01:20 PM
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nice. glad they are working out for you. how tight did you torque the bolts?

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post #10 of 24 Old 01-26-2012, 01:39 PM
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Good to see the money stayed within the JF community!

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45 pounds I figure I would try that out. It seemed a little squirly at first but I guess that's just everything I changed...I also to off the track bar on the front and I'm thinking about just canning the sways as well
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You need to shim your front axle back to the right caster angle if you want to take the light steering out. Mine changed a touch as well but it not enough to worry about.
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Also, someone is probably going to tell you that your shackles on backwards. From what I have read it doesn't matter how you put them on. Some people even run them backwards it is however they work best for you.
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Also, someone is probably going to tell you that your shackles on backwards. From what I have read it doesn't matter how you put them on. Some people even run them backwards it is however they work best for you.
They are on correctly. The boomerangs when installed as they are in the pictures will eliminate spring inversion since they can not rotate further then the frame.

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They are on correctly. The boomerangs when installed as they are in the pictures will eliminate spring inversion since they can not rotate further then the frame.
could i put these on stock leaf springs to gain some lift?
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