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post #1 of 7 Old 10-18-2002, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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shackle reversal myth

Just installed a shackel reversal on my cousins yj. He has a 3 inch body lift and 33 inch pro comps. The ride is actually much worse. We called the manufacturer and here is what we learnt. The theory behind a reversal is that when arched springs flatten due to compression, the front tires move forward. into the bump. With a reversal the tires move backward away from the impact. They said the axle moves the same amout no matter where the shackles are , it just moves in the oposite direction. With factory flat springs the reversal actually makes the tires move forward into the impact. Makes sense, too bad we already installed it.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-18-2002, 09:22 AM
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just get rid of that body lift and get some new lift springs

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-18-2002, 10:55 AM
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How do you figure that the tires would move into the bump with the reversal? The spring compresses, it goes away from the solid point. I dunno what happend there.

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But once the spring goes beyond flat, the wheel comes back towards the solid pivot.

It seems like you would have to go a ways past flat though to notice it.

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-18-2002, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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soa

On my jeep with a soa the springs are almost perfectly flat, so with a reversal any flex up or down would move the tires forward.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-18-2002, 09:19 PM
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man get some new springs. the stock springs suck.

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Boy, its good to finally read some intelectually stimulating threads after bsing in the color threads....gotta keep a balance ya know!

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