The shackles are the ones that came w/ the RE lift kit. And I was getting some rubbing w/o the BL. I did have to cut out fenders w/ the TJ flares, and I do run with the sway bar disconnected and was getting a very minor and I mean minor rubbing on the flares. I installed longer bump stops in the rear and that took care of the problem.
I can quit drinking anytime I want, but hey I'm no quitter :)
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