Ok I got the rough country 4 inch lift kit for my 95 took almost the whole day yesterday to rip apart the back and get the new springs and shocks in. Every single bolt in my jeep was seized and would not come out what a nightmare that was.
My question is I got the new lift springs in and the shackles in the rear are now turned all the way forward and it just don't look like it will work right that way. The stock springs the shackles were turned towards the back around 20 degrees from vertical. Shouldn't that be how the lifted springs sit too. If so should I make a new mounting location for the shackles in the frame.
Misfit, had the same deal when I installed my lift. However, once I set it back on the ground, bolts loose, with the Jeep's weight the shackles began to return to their normal position as the original.
you have to cycle the suspension with the bolts left loose, just stand on the rear bumper and bounce up and down then do the same with the front.
the shackles will rest in the correct position after that
With everything loose and sitting on the ground take a pry bar between the shackle and frame and pry it out. When you get the shackle to sit straight vertical then tighten everything down. Just installed the same lift 3 months ago.
Well I got there today and the springs settled overnight and the shackles were right where they were supposed to be got the front half of the lift done all that's left is changing the pitman and cutting the tunnel out to allow for shifting but other than that took it out and tested it and wow what a difference in the ride quality over stock and it handled down the trails real nice too can't wait to get the 33s for it now and throw it in some mud to try it out.
WOW, this reminds me of my jeep right after my install of the 4"rc lift.. and yes, its probably that the shackles just had to settle.. mine did the same thing and now they are completely vertical. check out this pic lol.. looks sooo similar to mine before my big tires.. and u can see the shackles facing in on mine in this pic too.. this is right after the install like 2 months ago or something.. check out the thread in my sig to see how it looks now :P
Hey did you steal my jeep when I wasn't lookin lol. Well bad news the n 2.0 shocks ripped my rear shock mounts right in half today. The mounts weren't weak or have any cracks in them either i went down a real easy dirt road and when I got back both shocks were hanging and one was bent