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Unread 09-24-2013, 04:55 AM   #61
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I have a 6" shackle lift on my '87 YJ (how I got it from PO) but I'm not sure if it's stock shocks or not but this thread caught my eye. Would this shock swap give me more flex or give me a crazy dangerous ride? Still new to jeeps but all the posts I've seen in this thread don't mention shackles as large as mine.
Are your shackles 6" long or do you have 6" of lift from your shackles? Picture would be useful.

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Unread 09-24-2013, 05:06 AM   #62
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The shackles are 6" long.
I don't have any pics of them specifically, I'll double check, but it's middle of the night here in Hawaii and I'm actually still at the hospital with my wife and newborn son. But I know they're 6" long.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 05:09 AM   #63
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You can kind of see it in this picture
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Unread 09-24-2013, 05:21 AM   #64
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You can kind of see it in this picture
Looks like you have lift springs too. These shocks look like the would do good with your setup
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Unread 09-24-2013, 05:24 AM   #65
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stock shackles are 4", 2" longer gives you 1" of lift. to clear those 33" tires you have something else, post some pics of the springs and body mounts.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 05:37 AM   #66
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I'll take some pictures in the next day or two once we get discharged from the hospital and get baby boy back home.
When I got it I was told that it had a 6" lift, shackles only but that the axles had been shimmed properly. Like I said I'm still new to jeeps (former avionics technician for the navy) so the engines and lifts are all new to me. Part of why I bought the jeep is to finally learn all this stuff and what better way to do it than through a project jeep
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Unread 09-24-2013, 05:52 AM   #67
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I'll take some pictures in the next day or two once we get discharged from the hospital and get baby boy back home.
When I got it I was told that it had a 6" lift, shackles only but that the axles had been shimmed properly. Like I said I'm still new to jeeps (former avionics technician for the navy) so the engines and lifts are all new to me. Part of why I bought the jeep is to finally learn all this stuff and what better way to do it than through a project jeep
Looks like you've got a solid 3.5" of lift. If so these shocks will work perfect.

PS there if no way it has 6" of lift. PO was severely mistaken.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 08:28 AM   #68
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For the f250 shocks do u buy front or rear shocks??
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Unread 09-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #69
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For the f250 shocks do u buy front or rear shocks??
Rear
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Unread 09-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #70
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Thats what I thought but wanted to make sure.
Do you have any issues with uptravel?
Cus I cant beat the price of 85$ for the 4
vs 4 yj aftermarket shocks for 150-200$
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Unread 09-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #71
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Thats what I thought but wanted to make sure.
Do you have any issues with uptravel?
Cus I cant beat the price of 85$ for the 4
vs 4 yj aftermarket shocks for 150-200$
Nope, they will flex better than almost any other shock for a 4" lift.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 12:48 PM   #72
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Hmmmm.... I happen to have a '74 F250 with a set of Monroe Gas Magnums... I'm relatively sure that I have an extra set for it somewhere.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 02:00 PM   #73
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Hmmmm.... I happen to have a '74 F250 with a set of Monroe Gas Magnums... I'm relatively sure that I have an extra set for it somewhere.
Wow, convenient.
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Wow, convenient.
Only if I can locate them.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 02:37 PM   #75
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I'll take some pictures in the next day or two once we get discharged from the hospital and get baby boy back home. When I got it I was told that it had a 6" lift, shackles only but that the axles had been shimmed properly. Like I said I'm still new to jeeps (former avionics technician for the navy) so the engines and lifts are all new to me. Part of why I bought the jeep is to finally learn all this stuff and what better way to do it than through a project jeep
Congrats on the baby boy. First child?
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