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Unread 02-20-2002, 09:53 PM   #1
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Shackle Lift ????

I have a 77 Cj7 that I am putting new shocks on. I am pretty happy with the height of my rig already.. no lift I have 31s on and that's fine. This isn't a hardcore trail rig. Cracked Frame w/ scab plate. But I am thinking about putting 1.5 in shackle lifts front and rear.... Just for a little extra height. Are there any problems with putting on a shackle lift? And should I put the lift on with the shocks off?? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Unread 02-20-2002, 10:42 PM   #2
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Shackle lift... ughh.
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Unread 02-21-2002, 06:46 PM   #3
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no you don't have to remove the shocks. check the condition of your bushings and replaces them if there is any dry rot.
be sure not to tighten the new shackle's to the point they bend.
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Unread 02-21-2002, 06:52 PM   #4
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when you put longer shackles on, it will put more stress on the shackle hangers.
just a thought but you could go with a 1" body lift.
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Unread 02-21-2002, 11:55 PM   #5
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I AM doing a 1" body lift at the same time. Should I just scrap the Shackle lift? Or maybe just see how much the 1 inch body lift adds and then decide. That is probably the route I'll go.
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Unread 02-22-2002, 05:01 PM   #6
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you'll get 1' with the body lift where as with the shackle lift it prolly wont be a true 1.5 lift. not a lot of bang for the buck.
for the same price there is the high lift jack or a tow strap or K&N air filter, etc.
course if you want the shackles on put them on it's not that bad of a job.
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Unread 02-22-2002, 09:40 PM   #7
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ozze hit on the head, not only more stress on the frame but can alter the caster/camber angle as well.If you realy want a mild suspension lift,maybe an add a leaf is the way to go.
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Hey jeepdaddy, Just a question, if you add a leaf to a spring under the axle jeep, wont that lower the jeep the thickness of the add-a-leaf?
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Unread 03-03-2002, 10:43 AM   #9
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Most add-a-leafs are under 1/2" in thickness and they only add that under the spring pack while adding up to 1.5" to the total rig height.They also stiffen the springs which helps with body roll.
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