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Old 06-24-2003, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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help need a pic

cuold someone try to explain or post a pic . When doing a shackle reversal on a Zuk and using rear springs up front how shuold the re-located bone-shackle hang? When at rest shuold the bottom of it angle towards the rear tire, and if so how much. Thanks to n e 1 in advance.
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Old 06-24-2003, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The shackle should be about 90 degrees to the leaf spring. This gives you the least amountof body sway when you load the shackle in a turn or off camber.

But most do not have this ideal angle. I don't.

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did I weld the shackle mount in the wrong position? should it be straight up and down instead? when it flexes it can still come back about 1 1/2-2 inches, so is it worth it to re-do it?
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the front



this is the front and those are stock rear Sam springs(no commments on welds please i'm ashamed already) so looking at the 2 pics did I fuk this shackle reversal up?
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Old 06-25-2003, 02:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So by that, I take it that the way my shackles are hanging is cool?
I've seen your fab work Rat, so coming from you I appreciate the positive comment. Those rear shackle hangers I made from 2 inch square tube cut down and beveled then my b-in-law put em in the galving tank at work and I rockgaurded them to blend with the frame.. The fronts I will cut off one day and redo, they were done by the original owner who made a scabby mess out of the reversal when it was first done(nothing square nothing welded right) So although its not optimal ,the angle those shackles are hanging should be reasonable eh?
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Yeah, it's reasonable, the springs are quite flat so the shackle won't move back much, mostly forward.
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these are the mounts I made before installed

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The shackle should be about 90 degrees to the leaf spring.
But that gives you lots of room for compression travel, and unless you're running a long shackle, you may run out of travel on droop.

The rule of thumb I've typically heard is that a 30* angle gives you equal amounts of shackle-travel (swing) for compression and droop, a close-to vertical angle gives you more load carrying capacity, and a more raked-back shackle angle gives you a smoother ride. I can vouch for that last one.

Also of note: If a vertical shackle was best for handling, then why does almost every factory vehicle (Toy, Jeep, etc) have a 30-45 degree angle from the factory?
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