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Unread 01-28-2007, 07:36 AM   #1
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Revolvers?

My friend has a YJ and needs more articulation. He is going to install some discos. He is also thinking of Revolver shackles. How are revolvers on the road? Do they allow the YJ to sway more? Are they safe? Is this the best combo for more articulation? (cost wise, discos and revolvers) He can't afford to do a coil conversion.

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Unread 01-28-2007, 08:43 AM   #2
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You are probably going to find that there are a lot of conflicting opinions on that one. Here's my

If youre going to run them, I know a guy who only runs them in the rear and they seem to work pretty well. I don't know how they are on the road, but you can learn to drive just about anything.

Something to keep in mind: If you are going to add revolvers, in order to take advantage of them, you should also probably increase you shock length and brake lines too.
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Unread 01-28-2007, 08:57 AM   #3
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You are probably going to find that there are a lot of conflicting opinions on that one. Here's my

If youre going to run them, I know a guy who only runs them in the rear and they seem to work pretty well. I don't know how they are on the road, but you can learn to drive just about anything.

Something to keep in mind: If you are going to add revolvers, in order to take advantage of them, you should also probably increase you shock length and brake lines too.
A friend of mine runs them on his jeep. He used to love them till he had make a panic stop and turn, when the revolver shackles unloaded on him and he went wheeling on 2 wheels and almost rolled it, tell after it happend i was sick to my stomach . I was in the jeep with him and let me tell you something i was thinking on getting them, but after that I changed my mind.. One thing you will here is that you have to change your driving habits with them, but my opinion i dont care how much of a professonial you are, when it comes to a panic stop and turn even the best drivers lose control.. Now if you have just a trail rig and it will never see regular pavement pounding then they are great.. Now if Tera flex can come up with a way to lock them when you are on the street or pushing your rig down a steep hill so they dont unload at the wrong time then i would most definately get them for my jeep.. But this is just my opinion...

I was talking to Leftlane and he said a guy had a setup like that and what the guy did is get one of those cheap winches that you can buy for like 100-150 dollars and he mounted it in the back of the jeep and cut a hole in the floor and hooked up the winch to the rear axle so he can control the unloading properties, and he says it works good. This sound like a way to go, but i will have to see and experiment with the idea..
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Unread 01-28-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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The unloading would be scarry when you don't want them too. I'm going to tell him not to add revolvers.
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when the revolver shackles unloaded on him and he went wheeling on 2 wheels and almost rolled it, tell after it happend i was sick to my stomach . .
Yeah. I hear that from a lot of people on here. That's scary stuff. Did he have them all around? The guy I know only has them on the rear (*only) because there's less weight back there, ie less momentum to unload. He has boomerangs set up as anti-kickback in the front. There are no doubt better ways to get articulation.
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Unread 01-28-2007, 04:52 PM   #6
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My friend brian has Revolvers and Zboxes along with Soa on his YJ and it Flex's like a Longarm TJ and rides good on the road offroad its a beast he has to stop on a 22 degree ramp cause he can drive off the end of it and the max score you cna get on that ramp is 1150
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