shackle lift problem - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > shackle lift problem

Savvy Billet LED Tail LightsLight up the holidays with LED lights from JeepHutIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 01-02-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
8u11y
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: derbyshire, england
Posts: 26
shackle lift problem

firstly Hi, been meaning to sign up for ages....

My problem is I dont know where to bolt my rough country shackle lift to on the frame, I'm sure the instructions say to bolt it to the frame ( where the crossmember bracket bolts to) but this doesnt look at all right to me.

worst part is I didnt even want stupid lift shackles, the bloke sent me the wrong part and i couldnt be arsed to send them back to your side of the pond!

Thanks, Rob

8u11y is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2014, 04:36 PM   #2
8u11y
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: derbyshire, england
Posts: 26
imag0491.jpg
8u11y is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2014, 04:37 PM   #3
8u11y
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: derbyshire, england
Posts: 26
Im assuming you use the existing hangars but the shackles seem to wide for this.
8u11y is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2014, 04:45 PM   #4
Manhattan
Registered User
1981 CJ8 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 490
Yeah, you're missing the spring hangers. They bolt to the bottom of the frame, the shackles bolt to them.

__________________
1981 CJ8, Chevy 5.7, SM465, D300, RE 4.5, 35" BFG MTs, 20/30 4.56, Detroits, Warn 9500ti
Manhattan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2014, 04:47 PM   #5
8u11y
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: derbyshire, england
Posts: 26
cheers pal, i thought as much but the instructions are as much use as a chocolate fire guard! Thanks again
8u11y is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2014, 04:58 PM   #6
babytank31
Registered User
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nc
Posts: 185
I looks as if you bolted your shackles to the frame. You should have a set of spring hanger under your frame, that may be slightly smaller in width than the frame. There are many types of shackles available, but I think you have those on backwards. If the kit supplied a center crush sleeve, that is round and hollow to maintain proper shackle width, install your poly bushing followed by the center pin and slip the shackle over the spring eye. It should fit snug but not tight round the spring eye when it is torqued to manufacturers specs usually 25 to 35 ft lbs if my memory is correct. Don't mix up the shackle bushing with the spring bushings, some time thy may be different thicknesses.
babytank31 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2014, 05:10 PM   #7
8u11y
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: derbyshire, england
Posts: 26
I had to cut off the old hangars to repair the chassis (you can see what was left of the old tub in the background) I'll check tomorrow but I seem to think the shackles were way too wide for the hangar when i sized them up. Thanks for your advice mate, I will suss it out after Ive thrown some stuff round the garage and blamed all my tools..
8u11y is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2014, 05:29 PM   #8
CSP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Colorado
Posts: 12,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8u11y View Post
cheers pal, i thought as much but the instructions are as much use as a chocolate fire guard! Thanks again
It's pretty self-explanatory when you're removing old shackles and swapping in new ones. Honestly the instructions shouldn't have to tell you where they bolt on.
CSP is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2014, 05:38 PM   #9
lucdog
Web Wheeler
 
lucdog's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: , Il.
Posts: 8,158
Don't forget the bushings need to be in the shackle hangers.
__________________
1957 WILLYS pickup, needs work.
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
Lots of parts not for sale, i'm a hoarder.
lucdog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2014, 05:48 PM   #10
babytank31
Registered User
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nc
Posts: 185
For what it is worth, do yourself two big favors. First use plenty of grease when installing bushings and second take your shackle and spring bolt to your local auto parts store and buy some quality, grease-able bolts. If you ever have to take it apart the bolt will be easy to get out. It also helps prolong bushing life.
babytank31 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.