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Old 01-05-2004, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Reversing a Shackle Reversal

I'm swapping frames on my CJ. The frame I aquired is set up for reverse shackles. I don't want/intent to use the SR set up so, I want to replace the main eye hangers.

Should I:

A. Buy new hangers (Rockstomper= $19 x2)
B. make hangers from tube (free)
C. Cut hangers of the old CJ frame and weld to the new. (free)

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Old 01-05-2004, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In order of preference:

B, A, C.
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Why no shackle reversal? All my friends have done the switch and are really happy. Am I missing something?
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Am I missing something?
Yes. The point- it's my rig. If I wanted SRS from the factory, I'd get a Toyota.

My CJ rides great with the hangers in the front with my SOA setup. I don't care much for those sabre-tooth brackets that ya need for SRS. I'm happy with the ride quality and trail performance of the conventional CJ shackle location.
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There are three negative issues concerning a SRS on a Jeep, one; is the nose dives on quick breaking on the street, two; the issue with approach angle on the front, third; when SOA, you will typically need a long splined area on the front driveshaft. I have an SRS, now, but I won't do that again. It rides nice on the road, but is there a benefit off road, that is hard to tell and open for debate.
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