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Old 03-05-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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I am wanting to upgrade my shackles,is .5 lift over stock good enough,and if I decide to run boomerangs,can you have boomerangs on rear and run regular ones on front?or keep them all identical?Im putting 1"body lift as rear 4" leafsprings on rear.the .5 lift shackles are not important I will get stock hieght if need be found deal..thats why .5
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A half inch will probably not really be noticable unless you actually get out a tape measure. As for the boomerang in front and rear, I have seen it done on a few Jeeps. The people with them swear they get great articulation over stock without fear of flipping the shackle.

You said that you are gettig new springs in the rear? I assume that the front springs are still in good shape and that is why you are only doing the back. Good luck and welcome to the forum.


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yea front springs have good arch,rear seem just a little off,they have four leafs and a spacer on each side,that previous owners put in!?one shackle has hole that is streched out a little.some of the body mounts are smahed and cracked.and I am gonna get dana 44 for rear eventually and have it rebuilt before its put under,Im keeping dana 30 on front and switchin out gears and axles.that probably wont happen till begining of summer,so for now thought I would take care of the would be problems,get it to run right..carb,hei,etc....also I knocked rear drive tire off 4 months ago and it happened to land right underneath corner of body and bent up fender so I ve ordered corner gaurds and will be puttin them on..I had to weld both shock mounts on when I bought it..maybe SOA future? maybe?
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Ideally you shouldn't go over .5"-.625" of lift in the shackle anyway so you should be fine. You can offset the amount of lift and type of shackle if you want. Shouldn't hurt anything. Booms are great if you're worried about inversion, but they're certainly not required.
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