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Old 02-19-2010, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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put a spin on shackle relocation brackets

I was thinking of a way to get a better shackle angle and get rid of the xj shackles for some YJ style shackles, started messing around in solidworks today and came up with these.....

if you have some input on how i could improve the design, please let me know.




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where's the bushing go?? don't see how that is going to give you any kind of advantage.....
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there will be a standard shackle hanger on the bottom. as for where the original shackle went there will be a block that goes in there so that i can run a bolt through the side to keep it in place. the other bolts will go where the stock reciever hitch would bolt up.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Why so complicated? Weld a plate on the bottom of the shackle box and weld a couple tabs to it for the shackle, done.
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where's the bushing go?? don't see how that is going to give you any kind of advantage.....
I think ONEton is saying is that the block you have that the bolt goes through does not have a bushing. You say you want to use a YJ style shackle. The bolts on each end of a shackle on a YJ go through a bushing.


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Old 02-19-2010, 01:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It will use a YJ stule shackle insted of the XJ

Here are some pictures of the bottom of the bracket



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That makes more sense.

Now build it...
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That makes more sense.

Now build it...
I will once i get the jeep running again
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You are really over thinking this.
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You are really over thinking this.
The only reason why its complicated is because i had an entire class period today with nothing better to do so i came up with these.
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You are really over thinking this.
Agreed, and the funny thing is that it wont even work...
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Agreed, and the funny thing is that it wont even work...
And why is that?
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Agreed, and the funny thing is that it wont even work...
i agree.. by the time you build that hunky dorey bacon fryer you could of linked it and been better off..
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Agreed, and the funny thing is that it wont even work...
Shut the fuck up newb...

Design looks fine to me. Little diffrent than most choose to go about it, but it looks like it outta work just fine.

Build em.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i think its gunna fuck up your departure angle by lowering the upper shackle mount looks like, i dunno, 2"?? then you'll want atleast a 4-6" shackle.. unless you're runnin like 40s+ i see you gettin hung up on your springs...
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I'd agree somewhat but lets be realistic...don't the guys running leafs always have depature angle issues anyways?

I mean, I beat the shit outta mine and they were stock location.

If this were my idea, I throw around a few more options before setting yourself with that bracket. It looks fine yes, but there are cetainly better ways to accomplish what your after. If you've got access to all those programs, fish around for "Timmy's" slider leaf mounts and go after something along those lines. They're pretty
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fish around for "Timmy's" slider leaf mounts and go after something along those lines. They're pretty
by any chance do you have a link to that thread or atleast the title of it?
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Ummm.... Nope.

But I'll go find it for ya....
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I'm 99% certain you can find info on it in the following thread...
It's 20 pages though, (that I've already read) and Im not fishing through it to find what page.

I assure you, its worth investigating. Very good idea, and I've only heard positive feedback on it.

Good luck.
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not finding the thread
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The concept is okay, but how are you gonna build it? Machined billet steel? There's a lot of flat planes and circles in your design, so you could take advantage of using plate steel and tubing and weld the assembly together to make a more feasible and cost effective design.
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The concept is okay, but how are you gonna build it? Machined billet steel? There's a lot of flat planes and circles in your design, so you could take advantage of using plate steel and tubing and weld the assembly together to make a more feasible and cost effective design.
Yeah i was planning on welding the pieces together, but my dad works at precision sheet metal company, so i have access ot everything from welders to a giant laser.
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Alright, well PM him personally then. User name is "Timmay" and just ask him where you can view his slider design. I know its on here somewhere.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:29 AM   #24 (permalink)
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if you two spent as much time searching as you have been fighting...

HERE:

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Thank you for the link
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