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Unread 05-27-2001, 12:41 AM   #1
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Shackle question

Okay, I think I've narrowed down my decision for a lift. I want to thank all who replied to my earlier message on lift ideas. I think I wanna keep things simple. I have a 91 YJ with a 6 cyl, 5-speed and 31 in. tires. I was thinking of just going with a shackle lift and maybe going with 32 x 11.5 inch tires. I have 15 x 8 inch wheels, so will that size tire fit? Also, will just a shackle lift be enough for 32's? Does anyone have a problem with this setup? I know it doesn't sound like much of a modification, but I just got this Jeep (it's my first) and I'm still babying it. Maybe later I'll get hardcore. Right now I just want to get it looking good for the summer. Thanks again for your help.

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Unread 05-27-2001, 09:01 PM   #2
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Shackle lifts are a bit sketchy...if you get too much lift, you'll screw up the caster/camber and your steering will suffer because of it. Your Jeep will gain a mind of it's own and respond to every little rut and dip in the road. It's a bit annoying.

I would say do NOT use a shackle that more than 2" longer than stock. You might be ok at that level...remember this only nets you 1" of lift.

The one inch of lift may help you fit 32's in so you can "look good for the summer" but don't plan on wheeling it. You'll send your tires into your fenders the minute you flex them out. I had a 2.5" spring lift and 2" body lift with 32's at one point in my Jeeping career...they barely tucked under my fenders without rubbing too bad.
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Unread 05-27-2001, 11:06 PM   #3
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Don't worry....won't be doing any hardcore off-roading. The only place I'll off-road will be in the Outer Banks in the sand. I think rubbing won't be a problem. The previous owner rounded out the fenders because I guess the 31's were rubbing when he put them on.
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