Am I a dumb ***?? -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > General Technical Discussions > Tires & Wheels > Am I a dumb ***??

The Morris 4x4 Center Holiday Gift ShopWin this 2015 Jeep !!Superchips Tuning Products - 10% 0ff INSTANTLY!!

Unread 07-17-2001, 05:54 PM   #1
Tony & his 91' YJ
Registered User
Join Date: May 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 31
Am I a dumb ***??

What's goin on there my jeepin family?? I just bought one and a quarter inch shackles. I have a 2.5" susp lift but it's rubbin a litle bit and I do want a little more height out of my YJ. Was this a poor descion? I thought it was better than a body lift but now I'm havin second thoughts. Any experience with shacles and a lift?? Please respond.

Tony B.
1991 Jeep Wrangler YJ
2.5 liter Herculined, 2.5 ProComp Suspension lift, 1.4 shackle lift, New Gibson Exhaust,31 Pro Comp Mud Terrain, Olympic Grill guard, Olympic Brush guard, smittybuilt nerf bars with step, Hella 550
91 YJ
Tony & his 91' YJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-17-2001, 08:05 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 471
I've got a 2 1/2" suspension lift and made up some 1 1/4" lift shackles for the front to even out the ride - this is after 8 years when the front started to sag a little, with a warn 8000 sitting up front. It looks much better, but it really screwed up the steering geometry. Not so much that I'll take them off, but enough to notice. Basically, it feels much looser up front. I didn't mess with trying to restore any castor, camber, or whatever needs re-adjusting but I might sometime. Right now I'm about ready to install a new tranny and transfer case.
89' YJ - 4.2 - NV4500 - NP231w/sye - 1" Body Lift - 2 1/2" Rancho Suspension Lift - 31" Firestone MTR - AR Outlaw II - Tomken Bumpers F & R - Warn 8000 front - Warn 6000 rec. mount rear - FlowFit Seats - Tom Woods Rear & Custom 2" front driveshafts
FLHT_FXRS_YJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-18-2001, 12:20 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Posts: 148
What degree of caster would you put in for a 1/2" to a 1" shackle lift?
ANd are the shims placed in the same manner as the rear end ones are?
94 4.0L YJ, 31x10.5 ProComp MT's, 3.5" BDS, lockers and 4:56 gears to come!
damonejeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2001, 08:14 PM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 258
Shackle lifts suck in my humble opinion. hehe i used to have a 2.5" shackle lift(bought it like that) and i hated it. loose steering and handled bad. replace it w/4" lift and that fixed everything w/stock height shackles. don't waste your money turning the knuckles just get rid of the shackles and go w/maybe a 1" body lift. or install some TJ type flares.
1979 CJ-5,360,full width 60, front, 14bolt rear,4.10's,Lincoln lockers,SOA front/ 4 link rear, Beadlocks & 42" Iroks!
RockJeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.