|03-07-2006 02:01 PM|
Though I do need better bushings and greasable shackles to see my front or rear compress enough to get a benefit outta them
|03-07-2006 12:43 PM|
Thanks for all the suggestions! I know what I'm gonna do with it now.
|03-07-2006 05:49 AM|
kwrangln has a good post on shackles
As for the boomerang, already mentioned they won't let you invert a spring, they won't hit the rear cross member, and in my expierences they ride better (don't know why, just my opinion).
|03-06-2006 09:52 PM|
|03-06-2006 09:22 PM|
Long shackles are the stupidest thing you can do if you actually use your jeep off-road. Not only do they put tons of stress on the bushings & mounts... they mess up your caster, and get whacked on every single obstacle offroad. This in turn bends your front springs.
What you need is a decent set of boomerang shackles to run on both ends. Run the fronts backwards so they can't invert if you whack them on a rock. The M.O.R.E. 9051HD's are nice for this, I've used them many times.
Also, ditch the body lift idea and trim your fenders. If that dosen't do it... bumpstop the thing, or go to a smaller tire. If you absolutely feel you need a body lift - keep it to 1" or less. Use something that won't collapse under load -like solid aluminum or steel (or hockey pucks... they actually work well), and decent grade 8 bolts & nylocks. Avoid that hollow plastic garbage the body lift companies sell at all costs.
|03-06-2006 09:00 PM|
|Jeepnford||If you drive the jeep on the road much at all I would forget the long shackles. They can throw caster angles off and make it drive like crap. Also,to get 2" of lift with shackles they would have to be 4" long. If you want to reduce the body lift to 1"(which I think is a good idea) you might trim the fenders. If you don't want to cut them too much put some TJ flares on it.|
|03-06-2006 07:29 PM|
|boomer87||The longer the shackle, the more flex you will have. It is up to you. I run 1.5" lift shackels on my 66'.|
|03-06-2006 07:09 PM|
Shackles: shorter vs. longer
I have a sprung-under '82 CJ-7 with:
BDS 4" leaf springs
Performance Accessories 3" body lift
I was thinking of going down to a 1" body lift and slapping the longest shackles I can find onto my ride. Would this be a better set up? Does shackle length affect the way the springs flex?