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my nine inch shackels are bottoming out on the frame, where are yours set up at and show pix. especially all pro springs(thats what ive got) <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bender.gif" border="0">
 

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Front or Back???
9" sounds like alot to me. only my opinoin though.
 

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It will make a difference on the A.P. springs. They have stock leignth, and 9" longer.
FOR THE REAR:If you have the longer springs then you should have moved the front perch forward around 6", sence it's an '87, the shackle mount should be moved back around 3".
9"shackles do seem a bit much, but what ever you do, tack weild everything and have 2 friends slowely put their weight on it and watch the movement, see how to change it for the better.

It took me 2 attempts at mine before It worked the way I wanted....Sorry I don't have picts....

<IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> hope this helps <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">

[ 08-23-2001: Message edited by: 89YotaRunner ]

[ 08-23-2001: Message edited by: 89YotaRunner ]
 

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It took me 2 attempts also but when i finally got it where I wnated it I realized that I had done it all with the BL. Damn. Anyway it works like I want it to right now and I will have to modify it again if I remove the body lift. Here are my picks with all-pro hangars.<IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/fronthangar.jpg">
<IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/rear.jpg">
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Originally posted by 89YotaRunner:
<STRONG>It will make a difference on the A.P. springs. They have stock leignth, and 9" longer.
FOR THE REAR:If you have the longer springs then you should have moved the front perch forward around 6", sence it's an '87, the shackle mount should be moved back around 3".
9"shackles do seem a bit much, but what ever you do, tack weild everything and have 2 friends slowely put their weight on it and watch the movement, see how to change it for the better.

It took me 2 attempts at mine before It worked the way I wanted....Sorry I don't have picts....
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When I put the long 5.5 AP springs, I went according to the instructions on AP's web site which said mount them 5" forward, tacked them on and put weight on the springs and only had about 1-2 degrees shackle angle. Moved them back 1/2 inch and had about 10 degrees, now that they are broken in I have about 15 degrees at rest.
 

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sorry i was referring to the rears(damn beer). thanks for the help everyone, guess ill cut off the shackel mount and weld a new one up against the old mounting spot(like 2 1/2 inches back...) <IMG SRC="smilies/bender.gif" border="0">
 
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