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Unread 06-27-2015, 06:20 AM   #1
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Would adjustable shackle fix current shackle angle?


I have terrible shackle angle on my jeep which causes a terrible ride. I have considered doing the whole new hd shackle kit but also considered just buying a new shackle for little to no lift. I am fine getting an extra 1" of lift but would something like this also help fix my shackle angle?

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Unread 06-27-2015, 07:25 AM   #2
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If you use the lower hole and accept the 1" lift, it may help some. Without relocation brackets you may be better off with JKS dogleg shackles.
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Unread 06-29-2015, 02:11 PM   #3
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I've heard ranger shackles have a bit of a bend (like the JKS doglegs) and can improve the angle. They're only like....1.25" longer than XJ shackles so it shouldn't lift more than maybe 3/4" and they're about half the price of the JKS kit.

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Unread 07-01-2015, 05:32 AM   #4
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A longer shackle is only going to maintain your current angle with more distance from eye to eye. The angle is usually only resolved by changing the mounting location (i.e. - relocation brackets).

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