Started Jeep lift, already made a mistake...
I finally started my lift today, consisting of Fabtech 3.5" springs with 1/2" boom shackles in the front and 1" booms in the rear (for an 8.8). I figured I would go ahead and do the lift, which would give me a little more clearance under the Jeep to pull the TC and install the SYE.
I started by installing the front springs first, and that's where I screwed up. For some reason, I thought all the leaf spring eye bushings were for 9/16" bolts. I remembered checking a few when I first picked up the kit, and they all cleared the 9/16" G8 bolts I'd ordered (problem is, I didn't check all of the bushings). I ordered my two sets of boom shackles from Besrk, and they were all drilled for 1/2" bolts. Well, to clear the 9/16" hardware, I went ahead and opened the front shackle spring bolt holes to 37/64". I went ahead with the install, and quickly figured out that only the frame/spring bushings are 9/16", whereas the spring/shackle bolts are 1/2". Ooops!
So, now I am sitting here with a front set of boom shackles that have been opened up to 37/64", and 1/2" bushings and bolts.
I guess I am left with a few options:
1. Order a new set of 1/2" boom shackles
2. Order a set of frame/spring bushings, which are the correct 9/16", and run them up front with the 9/16" hardware I have
3. Run the shackles as is (don't really like this option)