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post #1 of 17 Old 05-01-2007, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Revolver Shackles

I have 4" springs with stock 4" shackles. I am thinking that instead of a SOA I would use 6" shackles up front and revolvers in the rear. What are the pro's and con's?

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-01-2007, 11:55 AM
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Well, if stock is 4" and you want 6" shackles then your only gaining one inch of lift compaired to the SOAs...what...~3" (unless your planning on going back to stock springs for the SOA). Also the shackles are going to wear your springs a little quicker. You wont remove all that crap hanging down underneath your axle either that you would with an SOA. In my opinion if your not concerned too much with the price (or if those two options are about equal price for you) I would go SOA. You'll never regret it...from what I hear. I dont have it tho
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I have 4" springs with stock 4" shackles. I am thinking that instead of a SOA I would use 6" shackles up front and revolvers in the rear. What are the pro's and con's?
what are you trying to accomplish?

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What are you tryign to do with your rig , we need some more info. regardless of what you are trying to do , i would never run shackles that big.
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I thought about SOA but with the non stock 4" springs the heigth would look odd and be to tall. ( 33" tires on it now ) So my idea to get slightly more height and possible increase in articulation was to go with the 6" shackle up front and the revolver for the extra travel in the rear. My concern was how the revolver could effect drive shaft angle and stress.
I am constantly hitting the bottom of both my oil pan and trans. plate.

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I hate to double post but do any of you have these shackles?
How do they perform and are their any drawbacks.

I appreciate the input.
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How are you hitting your oil pan and trans? 4 inches of lift is plenty , i had 4 inches and ran 35's , it was perfect , especially if you run a little wider tire , it will be really stable. I havent heard anything good about revolver shackles , plus they are a lot of money. If i were you i would just keep the 4 inch springs and break out the sawzall. You want to keep it as low as possible to clear your tires and adding all those fancey shackles is just more stuff to break. Just my .02.
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I am getting a bit to agressive for the vehicle and am in some big rock gardens often. I have been hitting regularly. It may be time for a SOA with some larger tires.
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I am getting a bit to agressive for the vehicle and am in some big rock gardens often. I have been hitting regularly. It may be time for a SOA with some larger tires.
Big Rocks + Bigger Tires + D35 = Carnage

What are you dragging? Axles, skid? I highly recommend a belly-up or tummy tucker skid. Getting the skid up higher is huge. Personally I like to keep the COG as low as possible. I have the minimum lift needed to run 35's well, but with the belly-up I have 20" of ground clearance under the skid.

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I agree 100 percent. If you are going to go SOA I dont see it making sense without swapping axles , if you have to weld new perches and do steering ect. I would just run what you have untill you are ready to do so , or else you are just going to have to do the work twice when you blow the stock axles apart , especially playing in the rocks.
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If you plan on driving your Jeep, or more importantly if you plan on wheeling your Jeep skip the revolvers.

Anyone else catch the last issue of JP, 10 worst 4x4 inventions, Revolvers made the list, and they had some good pictures of what happens when they unload.

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Thanks for the information ???

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Big Rocks + Bigger Tires + D35 = Carnage

What are you dragging? Axles, skid? I highly recommend a belly-up or tummy tucker skid. Getting the skid up higher is huge. Personally I like to keep the COG as low as possible. I have the minimum lift needed to run 35's well, but with the belly-up I have 20" of ground clearance under the skid.
I am hitting the skid plate for the trans. and have hit the oil pan. I always hit the axles.
The belly up that is in your profile is a tera flex. Is this a different skid plate or a lifted plate that requires a revised shaft and SYE ?

Thanks for the response
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If you plan on driving your Jeep, or more importantly if you plan on wheeling your Jeep skip the revolvers.

Anyone else catch the last issue of JP, 10 worst 4x4 inventions, Revolvers made the list, and they had some good pictures of what happens when they unload.
You know, I like JP magazine, but recently they've been getting more and more assanine... The picture you're talking about it of a jeep standing on it's rear wheels, getting ready to go over... The revolvers on the back have nothing to do with it whatsoever.... If you have revolvers, and you roll your jeep, you would probably have flopped with or without.

Another Jeep magazine, JRations, put them on a project YJ, and had nothing but good things to say....
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You know, I like JP magazine, but recently they've been getting more and more assanine.

I agree with you 100%

I like it now, but its slipping fast.


I've run revolvers for five or six years now. I still run them in the rear. I've never experienced a bad thing with them. Some people have said I haven't had my jeep in bad situations, but I've flopped it a couple of times. I don't blame the shackles though, and I wheel pretty hard.

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I am hitting the skid plate for the trans. and have hit the oil pan. I always hit the axles.
The belly up that is in your profile is a tera flex. Is this a different skid plate or a lifted plate that requires a revised shaft and SYE ?

Thanks for the response
Yes, I have the TeraFlex. It almost flat (~ 1/2" drop from the frame). You would need a SYE to run it. But a SYE is a nice upgrade anyways.

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