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post #1 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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shackles...a few questions

hey guys, i am bored around the house...and i wnat to do more to my jeep but i am stingy as hell. haha, i have money but i really would rather not spend as much. I am into the homebrew thing and i was wondering how well a set of home brew shackels would be. I only want to do a 1" shackle lift, nothing really fancy.

So, i look at shackles and they make no real sense to me. Do u need a total of 8 shackles? or only 4? i cant seem to figure out the deal with them. please help

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 04:48 PM
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You need 4. They are by the bumpers. The other end of the spring is attached to a mount that is on the frame (no shackle).

Jeep modification does not exactly go hand in hand with being stingy

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Haha yea, well i have done pretty well so far. I have homebrewed up bumpers lights and other things of that sort.

im def thinking homebrew shackles...

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-bored .040 over
-rebuilt engine, tcase, and tranny
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 06:20 PM
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1990 YJ
-30x9.5 Dunlop Radial Rover AT Tires
-1.5" Black Diamond Lift
-custom bumpers
-bored .40 over
-rebuilt engine, tcase, and tranny
How in the world did you get a 1990 engine bored over that much? That is almost 1/2" of wall removed!!! The most I have ever heard of is 0.060" on an inline-6 (4.2L / 258ci) engine - and that is really pushing the limit of strength.

Did you build-up the outside of the walls before boring them through? The stock bore is 3.75" .. is it at 4.15" now?

No wonder why you are looking at doing stuff on the cheap - that engine must have cost you a bundle!

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it's got be a 0.040 bore job.

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haha yea, i apologize...that signature is actually really old. the termanolgy used during the build was always "40 over" before i knew what was going on i made it .40....it is .040 hahah. I promise, im not that much of an idiot...i have learned so0o0o0 much...just not edited haha

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-custom bumpers
-bored .040 over
-rebuilt engine, tcase, and tranny
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 09:29 PM
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yah they should be easy to make, not too hard to install..... mine are made out of 1/4 inch steel. invest in some new bushings and greasable bolts at least!
if yur goin for a 1" lift, measure the length of your stock shackes, and add two inches. thats the required length of the shackles you're making. look around on ebay to get an idea of what they should look like. good luck!

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