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Unread 11-23-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Shackles Questions?

Im looking to replace my shackles on my 64, been doing some research but still
looking for more info, I still have my stock shackles with a 2.5 skyjacker lift, and would like to do a .5 shackle lift as i know any more than that can screw up a lot of things, but im just a poor college kid so i gotta keep it cheap, so opinions on greaseable? fully welded or non fully welded? brand suggestions?

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Unread 11-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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Crabtree tool and die....

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/da...l#post12585991

or

http://www.crabtreetool.com/Jeep%20P...rder-form.html

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Unread 11-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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0.5" shackle lift means you need a 1" longer than stock shackle. As you go higher in the lift springs, you will need a longer shackle anyways.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #4
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Ridge, there is a guy in Everett that has a CNC plasma table. He made me a set for my Dad's '72 CJ5 and charged me $15 for them. They were made from 3/8" plate and he had drilled the holes instead of burning them out. Much stronger than anything you can buy off the net.

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Unread 11-24-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
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Is he the guy that has advertised on Seattle Craigslist about making shackles?
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Unread 11-25-2013, 12:05 AM   #6
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Not sure about if he does CL or not.
You can Email him @ DandJCustomDesigns@comcast.net
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Unread 11-25-2013, 12:11 AM   #7
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Cool I'll do that, but there is a guy on Craigslist offering to cut out steel for shackles and weld them if you wanted to for about the same price, we're the ones you had made one piece welded shackles or the 2 piece?
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Unread 11-25-2013, 07:14 AM   #8
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They were two piece. His Jeep had welded shackles on it before and it handled/flexed like crap. Put the two piece shackles on there and it smoothed out the ride a bit.
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Unread 11-25-2013, 10:38 AM   #9
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How long overstock were the shackles he made you?
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Unread 11-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #10
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Those are 4" center to center. Stock they are 3" center to center.
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