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Old 11-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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New Lift, new noise.....

After my lift was installed, I noticed and thunking noise in the rear every time I would go over speed bumps quickly. it sounded like something was slamming into the tub or something.

Anyway, I poked around and didn't see anything this first time.

Put it out of my mind for a while until today when I was checking the torque specs of the lift components and body lift........

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It appears as thought both sides of both rear shackles are slamming into the frame. These are new shackles installed with the lift. What causes this? As I understand it, boomerang shackles are the remedy for this but can I fix it without buying new shackles?

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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you could cut the center cross piece out but that can't be the right part..the shackle has to be able to move a lot more than that as the leaf spring flattens out..those may be front shackles

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Can anyone else confirm that these may be incorrect shackles? And anyone got any good recommendations for greasable boomerang shackles?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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Yea they dont look right, cause those belong up front. Looks like you got stock size so either cut the brace or fine a pair of stock ones
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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Dang. I had a shop order me new stock height shackles when they did my lift. Looks like they messed up big time... May have to give them a call
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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You can look on Ebay and find a full set (4) greasable shackles for $59.00 + shipping. Can't remember the brand, but they are good quality.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:57 PM   #7
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You can look on Ebay and find a full set (4) greasable shackles for $59.00 + shipping. Can't remember the brand, but they are good quality.
Jeep Wrangler YJ Heavy Duty Greasable Shackle Kit 87 95 | eBay

I assume these are what you're talking about. Sweet deal. I don't know how to tell if they'll work with my Rough Country lift. Are they pretty universal?

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