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Unread 01-14-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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1980 CJ7 sway issues.

Hi guys.
This is my first post on this website. I'm writing to you guys all the way from Pakistan :P

So I have this 1980 CJ7 with a 1KZ-TE, 6 inch custom made shackles, and BFG 285/75/R16 M/Ts.

A few days ago I got the custom shackles made and since then my jeep goes all over the road after going over 40 MPH. I'm new to this stuff and I've been reading a lot over the internet but couldn't find a proper solution to the problem. The play in the steering increases as the speed increases and I constantly have to correct the car to go in a straight line. Before installing the 6 inch shackles, i had 4 inch shackles and it used to drive perfectly.

I need to fix this problem ASAP and hope to hear from you guys really soon.
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Unread 01-14-2015, 05:54 PM   #2
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You reduced your caster angle when you added the longer shackles.

This causes the Jeep to wander side to side when going straight, and the wheel won't return to center on its own after rounding a corner.

Read this for more info, and how to correct it.

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Unread 01-14-2015, 08:57 PM   #3
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Just out of curiosity, how long are your new "custom" shackles?
Generally, shackle lifts are frowned upon.
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Unread 01-14-2015, 10:22 PM   #4
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Sorry to say this but, does anyone else feel a migraine coming on? Get rid of the 6" shackles first of all, return to stock length shackles (you might get away with 1" over shackles) and buy a good spring lift. Long shackles even on the rear of a street driven vehicle will mess with handling, let a lone doing it in the front!
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Unread 01-16-2015, 05:13 AM   #5
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You reduced your caster angle when you added the longer shackles.

This causes the Jeep to wander side to side when going straight, and the wheel won't return to center on its own after rounding a corner.

Read this for more info, and how to correct it.

Matt
Thanks Matt this seems to be helpful. I'll take it to the workshop and try this out. Hope this works.
Regards.
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Unread 01-16-2015, 03:33 PM   #6
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Hi guys.
This is my first post on this website. I'm writing to you guys all the way from Pakistan..
Welcome to Jeepforum!
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Unread 01-16-2015, 03:56 PM   #7
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The dude is in Pakistan guys.... Flush toilets haven't even made it there yet. So he has no Quadratech or Morris 4x4 on his local street corner. He's got "custom" shackles though LOL!!!!

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Unread 01-16-2015, 03:57 PM   #8
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Salem a lick'em Mir, what we are saying is get rid of the shackles.

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Unread 01-18-2015, 07:42 PM   #9
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Unread 01-18-2015, 07:46 PM   #10
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The dude is in Pakistan guys.... Flush toilets haven't even made it there yet. So he has no Quadratech or Morris 4x4 on his local street corner. He's got "custom" shackles though LOL!!!!

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Well what can I say you're living in one of the best places in the world isn't it? Flush toilets have made it to your country but you still don't have the decency to talk. Says a lot about where you're from.
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