Shackel lifts.... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-18-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 15
Shackel lifts....

A buddy of mine is offering to sell me 4 2'' shackel lifts off his YJ for $50. He says he only used them for a year, and they still work great. Would this be a good option for me as I am looking for a lift so that I can add largers tires to my YJ. Was hoping to put something in the 31' range for tires for it. Not real fimiliar with shackel lifts, or lift options in general. Still a newbe with my wrangler. Any advice you can dish out would be great.

cconverse1 is offline   Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
jpdocdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: beach park, il
Posts: 8,162
Images: 7
that is the most common first step on a yj. its a good cheap way to make 31" tires fit nicely with a little room. you'll most likely sell them in a year or so and move up to new springs or spring over. you can buy them new for close to $50 a set though plus shipping

__________________
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."
http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data...re_cowbell.gif
jpdocdave is offline   Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lancaster
Posts: 134
the first thing i did when i got my yj was to put a 2in shackle lift on and i was able to run 31s no problem but the made my leaf springs almost flat that ws the only bad thing about a 2in lift.
trumsey07 is offline   Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 10:28 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
andok517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mccomb, Mississippi
Posts: 73
Send a message via Yahoo to andok517
i have a 2 incher on mine as well, i have a 93 yj, it looks pretty good. i put 33's on afterwards. then i put the 3'' body lift on it now i am running 35'' baja claws. thats a cheap way to go for a nice looking lift.
__________________
1993 yj, 4.10s, hardtop
andok517 is offline   Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 10:52 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
jpdocdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: beach park, il
Posts: 8,162
Images: 7
^thats a lot of body lift, especially for a yj. shackles shouldn't be a permanent thing. they put extra stress on the front of springs, and change the suspension geometry. they're great for a first mod. next step is suspension work
__________________
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."
http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data...re_cowbell.gif
jpdocdave is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
zj up-country springs, bb lifts, 1&2" - MOD EDIT: KY timritchieblue Classifieds Archive 5 11-20-2008 10:05 PM
body lifts slippy TJ General Discussion Forum 20 03-12-2008 10:00 PM
driving and lifts katieclaire0207 JK General Discussion Forum 2 10-06-2007 10:17 PM
Info about quality of lifts TJ Custom TJ General Discussion Forum 3 06-05-2007 04:36 PM
More questions on affordable 2" lifts 03Leo TJ General Discussion Forum 30 10-03-2006 07:47 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC