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Old 01-30-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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2" shackle lift, some drive shaft chatter from a stop

did some 2" list shackles, "yes 2 " " i hear 50/50 from people on how safe these are or bad, anyways i have been driving on em for about a month, rides decent, get s alil squirel'y sometimes on uneven pavement, but i think most lifts will do this, anyways

do most of you guys with shackle lifts get chatter for a sec when you leave froma dead stop?

just wondering if i should drill and lower the shackles a a notch or 2, thanks

or should maybe i reposition the read diff/axle forward to back, or maybe get some waggy springs?

also im debate'n putting on a 2" body lift if anyone has one kicking around, thanks

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Old 01-30-2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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perhaps you should change the rear axle pionion angle with some spring wedges...?

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Old 01-30-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
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sounds like a good idea, anyone else tackled this? thanks
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:51 AM   #4
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I made my body lift for around 60 bucks and works great. not that hard to do and alot cheaper than buying one.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:12 AM   #5
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get a SYE and a CV shaft or T-case drop.
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whats the best/cheapest option? sorry im a lil of a newb and dont know what sye are. and by cv shaft do you mean extend the drive shaft? thanks bro
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SYE and CV is the best. t-case drop is the cheapest. SYE is slip yoke eliminator. it shortens your transfer case and gives it a fixed yoke, instead of the slip yoke it has (where the driveshaft slides in). it allows you to runa longer, CV shaft (has double cardenjoint on one end.....so like....two ujoints on one end). this causes less bind. if you go any taller you're gonna have to do it sooner or later. i was running ~2 inches of lift and after i repalced my motor and trans mounts i started having some clunking on take off too. I massaged the tub with a BFH and was able to get by until i did the SYE.

SYE will cost ~200 and a new driveshaft will cost ~300. you can do the shaft for cheaper by finding a front shaft off of an XJ and getting it shortened if you're a tightwad like me. i've got ~100 in my rear shaft.
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:27 AM   #8
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nice info, will a transfer drop do the job as well? i am mostly a street / looks lift, with occasional woods run, im not a huge offroader, just want a tougher looking jeep
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if you mainly stay on the street. do a tcase drop. you can buy kits for cheap or jerry rig one yourself. the goal is to make your rear driveshaft run at less of an angle. washers or some sort of metal bushing will work. good luck
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one question, after i drop the xfer, wont i have to drop it more after a body lift? or no? thanks
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First check you Universal joints and then go from there. I have had this same thing in my 95yj. If it still persists then it's your ring and pinion. If your stick shift is shaking badly you'll need to replace your tranny mount as well.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:45 PM   #12
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everything was fine untill i installed the shackles, yeah shifting is a lil more knotchy after the install, no body lift yet , but im looking to do maybe a 2" , so i bet my ujoints are fine, its just the bind, so can i just drop the xfar 1" or so and will all the linkages be ok? or do i need to mod other areas as well?

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Old 02-01-2008, 08:51 AM   #13
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a body lift wont affect your driveline angles, so no worries there. i dont beleive an inch of drop will affect your linkage but im not positive.

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