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post #1 of 11 Old 09-18-2001, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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shackle lift

Im the proud owner of a 93 YJ and I have the parts for a 2in shackle lift, is there any special things I should worry about before atempting to lift it? any pro's/con's? thanks in advance


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post #2 of 11 Old 09-18-2001, 09:15 PM
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I just put a 1 1/4" shackle lift on my 92 yj which was fairly simple. The only thing you may have trouble with is lining up the shackles. I ended up using an old axle shaft to get them in place. Plus I found out the hard way that the gas tank has to be dropped down or moved forwards in order to get the bolts on the rear shackles. However you shouldn't have any othr problems-driveline, brakes etc. Other than that I haven't noticed much difference in the way it drives or handles. Plus every inch counts!

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I installed 2in shackles on the front of my 94yj which was very easy. The rear I had someone do for me cuz of the bolts. I later learned you should be able to remove the outside half of the bushing allowing you to pull them out at a angle.

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I appreciate all the help!

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Bonehead99 is right. You don't need to drop the gas tank. Just pull out the outside half of the spring bushing and you will be able to get the bolt out. I did it on a
1 1/2" shackle lift on my 93 YJ.

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Man I always end up doing and learning things the hard way!!! One would think I would look at things closer. Oh well, its all good, have fun!

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does this change your steering geometry at all?does it need to be re-alligned after you put longer shackles on?i'm wanting to get rid of the cheesy stamped steel crap that comes on a stock jeep.just wanting 1 1/2 to 2 inch lift(for now)

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post #8 of 11 Old 09-22-2001, 04:36 PM
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No, it doesn't change anything in the steering or else in the drivetrain.

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1 1/4" shackle lift for now soon to be some sort of lift
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I currently am running a 4" lift and was considering the boomerang shackles .. anyone have anything good or bad to say about them?

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naekid i heard nothing but good things about the boomerang shackles
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post #11 of 11 Old 09-25-2001, 10:45 AM
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I currently am running a 4" lift and was considering the boomerang shackles .. anyone have anything good or bad to say about them?
I'm running the greaseable ProComp 'boomerangs' front and rear. http://home.thezone.net/~95jeepyj They are a rear only application according to ProComp, but I flipped them to use as an anti-kickback (same as the M.O.R.E. boomerang shackles) and they are working well. Went with these as I saw several rigs, that had extended shackles, push the shackle up to the frame and bend/break lift springs. HTH

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