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Unread 04-06-2005, 12:27 AM   #16
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well pro comp shipped my two brand new front springs to replace my crappy ones that are too short. i got the new ones in and they are 1/2 inch shorter than the short ones. so i am destined to a shackle reversal and move the shackles closer together so i get the right width and no more camming over and riding on the frame.


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Unread 04-06-2005, 12:39 AM   #17
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Color me crazy, but why go to all of that extra effort & expense to run those crappy springs? They're arguably the worst riding/flexing springs on the market. Get your money back and buy some BDS springs.
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Unread 04-06-2005, 08:15 AM   #18
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... about $250 bucks cheaper for the kit your paying for the name.
It sounds like it's not just the name you'll be paying for, it's quality materials and a piece that actually works for what it was bought to do, without having to modify major components just to get a crappy set of springs to work. Save yourself the headache and fork over a minimum of $400 for a set of quality springs. Either that, or get the longer shackles, wait and hope that the crappy springs break in and straighten out a bit. Waiting for the springs to break in could take years, depends on yer driving habits. I broke my Skyjacker's Soft-Ride springs in in about a month or so, of course I was slamming her into terraces and any small hill out in the pasture to grab any kind of air with which to flex the springs or break the frame. Luckily the springs broke in first. But the ride is smooth and flex is nice now. I'm glad I spent the extra dough on a quality set of springs. I does make a difference. My 2cents of course.
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Unread 04-06-2005, 10:30 AM   #19
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I also run Skyjacker 4" springs. I just went outside and looked and my front shackle is pushed forward a slight bit sitting on level ground. Makes me think yours is deffinatley a length issue. I know this sounds cheezy but if cash is a problem consider tack welding bump stops to your frame so your shackle won't go back far enough to lock like that. Should have no effect at all on articulation. I don't see how a shackle reversal will make you spring grow any longer, so it may still lock just the same.
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Unread 04-06-2005, 10:49 AM   #20
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I don't see how a shackle reversal will make you spring grow any longer, so it may still lock just the same.
The Rough Country (I think) shackle reversal kit I installed would allow the individual to reposition the new shackle hanger wherever the installer wants, it wouldn't change the spring length. I positioned my new hangers the stock distance, but then again my springs were about the same distance in arced length. The weight of the Jeep then forced the springs to spread and I've a good angle on the shackles to allow for compression and droop now.
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