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Unread 07-17-2001, 04:54 PM   #1
Tony & his 91' YJ
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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
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Unread 07-17-2001, 07:05 PM   #2
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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
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Unread 07-18-2001, 11:20 AM   #3
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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!
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Unread 07-20-2001, 07:14 PM   #4
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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!
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