Should there be any movement in the shackle when the jeep is in motion? Like when it hits a bump it should be allowed to flex, right? I think that I tightened up those bolts too tight with an impact wrench when installing my lift. Is that possible?
Thanks for the advice on this hard to explain problem.
06-24-2002 08:10 AM
Ya, you can over tighten them. They do need to move a little. If you do, you'll prob. start eating your bushings. hth
06-24-2002 09:00 AM
Check your owners manual. There is a torque spec.
06-26-2002 03:30 AM
If they are aftermarket shackles, you should have loc-nuts on the shackle bolts. You should torque these down to around 30 foot pounds.
Believe me, you will have a MUCH better ride, if you have them loose enough to flex.