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Old 06-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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2" shackles?

I'm in a budget and looking for a small lift. I've seen body lifts and shackle lift for reasonable prices. However I don't want a huge gap by going with a body lift. I was interested in the 2in shackle lift. Good or bad idea with the shackle lift? If bad, why? By the way I have an 89 yj.

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Old 06-06-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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Really, no one has anything to say?

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Old 06-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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no one chimed in yet? Hmmm....

Well, it depends a lot on what tires you want to run. Up to 31's yeah you can do a 2" shackle lift. 33" and you'll want a 4" lift.

As for the 2" shackle lift though, its pretty cheap and you don't need to change the pitman arm and/or the angle of the gearbox...
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To get 2 inches of lift from shackles you'll be running shackles that are 8 inches long, you'll also want to get degree shims to set your caster back to normal.. IMO it will look silly. Having 6 inch long shakles (1 inch lift) doesn't look too bad, but still you'll want to measure caster angle and use shims.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:09 AM   #5
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@sevenservices, I was thinking of 33" tires. However, I just wanted to give it a small lift for now. Looks kind of odd with a stock lift. Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:11 AM   #6
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@Darkproximity, great tips man. Ill keep that in mind when looking around.

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