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Unread 06-05-2001, 08:02 AM   #1
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Track Bars and Shackles

I am in the process of installing the Pro Comp 4" lift on my '91. It already has a 3" body. The original shackles are now angled about 45 degrees. Any recomendations on replacement shackles? I keep reading that I should leave the track bars off. Both front and rear? How does this affect handling? I am moving into new territory for me and ANY advice would be greatly appreciated

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Unread 06-22-2001, 07:33 AM   #2
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I can't help you with the shackle question, but as far as the track bars I have removed mine. It really helps the rear wheels stay on the ground on uneven ground. Remove them and drive. If you don't like it put them back on. I find it best to make one change at a time then you can tell what is affecting the ride.
Shackles, I have been recommended the boomerang shackles and that is what I'm looking for.
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Unread 06-26-2001, 12:19 AM   #3
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I honestly don't think you need new shackles. The angle isn't going to change with new shackles. Granted, the boomerangs will prevent contact with the bumper, but I doubt that's going to be a problem with a 4" Procomp. More than likely, you'll soon be asking how to get the ride to soften up a bit. Add more weight to the Jeep. That's the only real solution.

I don't run trac bars anymore. Never did in the rear, but only recently did away with the front for good. Honestly, I'd rather have it in there. Steering response is substantially better with a trac bar. What you can do to alleviate some of the slowed response without the trac bar is tighten up the shackles very very tight. But that will decrease ride comfort so it's a trade off. I've just learned to get used driving with fairly poor steering response. It's not horrible, but it sure as hell ain't no sports car.
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