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Old 03-31-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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95 shackle problem

Ive got a problem with my 95 wrangler. I get some loud popping noise in the rear when i articulate the suspension like going into my driveway. I loosened my leaf spring bolts to 75 ft lbs and I havent noticed a difference. I may loosen to 50 ft lbs and see if that helps. I noticed that my shackle bushing were just about shot so I was looking at that maybe a possibility of where my noise is coming from. I looks as if the leaf spring is hitting the bottom tab of my XRC rear bumper causing the noise. My question is that I want to replace the bushing in the frame for the shackle but was curious if I should just go ahead and get new greasable ones for the front and rear at the same time. I currently have a skyjacker 4 in kit and military wrap leafs installed by the P.O. would the new shackels interfere with anything? I found these: Crown Automotive 2040415KHD - Heavy Duty Rear Greasable Shackles for 76-86 Jeep® CJ Rear & 87-95 Wrangler YJ Front or Rear - Quadratec

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:01 PM   #2
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I have the crown ones you are looking at and a rugged ridge lift. The only hang up I had was that the new greasable bushing for the leaf spring would not fit in the eyes of the spring. I had to leave the ones that came with the lift on the springs. everything else worked perfect. Also I added a washer to each end. The bolt head and nuts seemed a little small in diameter. Other than that you should be good. If you cant get the bushing out of the rear frame use a ball joint press. I could not get mine out with anything but a ball joint press.

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:07 PM   #3
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Alright that sounds good. For the bushing in the rear frame you don't need to drop the gas tank to get to it do you? May be a dumb question but I can't go look at the jeep at the moment.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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Do you still have the trac bars ?
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:39 PM   #5
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Took the rear one off. Front one is coming off next chance I get
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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should i take my front trac bar off ? what will it do? my rear has been off from the P.O
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I had to remove the gas tank to get to the bushing on the passenger side because of the exhaust. Most likely you will want to remove the tank just so you can get room to work from both sides. I have my front and rear track bars off as well as my sway bars, but I also do not daily drive my YJ
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:47 PM   #8
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Go with all new bushings and greasable bolts. No need to remove the tank, just cut the end of the bolts off and drive the bolt out, do the same with the bushing, heat it, cut it, whatever just destroy it as you will not reuse it. Chances are your shackle bolts and sleeve have rusted inside and siezed to the bushing, it make a rough noisy ride. Also use nylon locking nuts and the shackle bolts can be set at 45-50#. Make sure you center metal sleeve the shackle bolt slides into is a bit wider than the bushing. That way when you tighten the shackle bolt you don't bind the bushing against the bolts.
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:27 PM   #9
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I had gone same problem with my shackles contacting the tab on the bottom of the rear bumper, greasable shackles/new bushing won't remedy your problem. If you look carefully you'll see where the leafspring is contacting the bumper, I added a pair of 3/4" boomerang shackles, the added length and the new shape allowed it to clear the tab on the bottom side if the bumper.
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I had gone same problem with my shackles contacting the tab on the bottom of the rear bumper, greasable shackles/new bushing won't remedy your problem. If you look carefully you'll see where the leafspring is contacting the bumper, I added a pair of 3/4" boomerang shackles, the added length and the new shape allowed it to clear the tab on the bottom side if the bumper.
That was my thought exactly. Regular shackles wouldn't help me. I plan on getting boomerang ones just as you described. Thanks for all the help everybody and thanks Reno92 for the advice as well. Going to be ordering a set tonight!

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