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Old 09-19-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Shackle and body lift

Hey all.

So the time has come to finally install my 1 inch body lift and 1 1/4 shackle lift (they were free). What I'm wondering is, should I expect that I'll need longer break lines, etc. And do you guys have any complaints about these? They're daystar. It's my DD and I really don't want to make the ride any less enjoyable. So if they totally suck I can skip them. Suggestions from fellow jeepers?
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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The body lift will have nothing to do with the brake lines. But, you have to watch other things like ground straps, fan shroud, etc. but only going up 1 inch shouldn't create any problems.

As far as the shackles, the stock shackles are 4 inches from bolt to bolt. If the lift shackles are a true 1 1/4" lift, they will be 6 1/2" long from bolt to bolt. An extended shackle gives you 1/2" of lift for every 1" of shackle above 4".

Even so, a 1 1/4" shackle lift is still no reason to extend the brake lines. No worries with them till you get above 2.5" on the suspension.

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Old 09-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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No need to extend brake lines. The amount of lift you get depends on the springs. A large shackle lift will cause the caster angle to be off and will cause bump steer.
Not to mention that the longer shackles really kill the approach angle.
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