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Old 06-22-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Question shackle lift

Hey guys im looking to get a shackle lift. id love a suspension lift, but i dont have the money for that. so i figured id go with a shackle lift for now. but i was wondering whats the best kinda shackle to get and how big? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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well 2" is the biggest you can get. the best thing to do is check ebay. i just ordered a set off there for a great price couldnt beat it. But i highly recommend getting either heavy duty ones or bomberang ones. check it out and if you find somtin you like just post the link on here and u'll get some more advice.
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Juste remember ,a 2" shackle lift may only yield about 1"-1.5" of actual lift ,but if you later add 1" body lift,or even 2" add -a-leaf (may stiffen ride) ,you could fit some bigger tires and add some clearance .I have 1" homemade shackles ,and next month I am going with 2" rough country add-a- leafs ,myself I am not worried about ride stiffening as my stock springs are very much worn out ,the add a leafs will probably bring them back to factory stiffness .
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I have con-ferr shackles on mine but I do not think they are being made anymore. made me be able to put 31's under it with no problem
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:03 PM   #5
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Mountain Offroad Engineering 5/8" boom shackles are the way to go. If you can wait they normally offer them on sale once a month or so. Also ask if there is a forum discount. I got an extra 10% off. I ordered the wrong bushing size and they overnighted me the correct ones for free. Great people, Great Product, and GREAT Service! plus they look mean!


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Old 06-23-2010, 04:19 PM   #6
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so i just got awfully confused. but how many shackles do you actually need ? pretty stupid question..
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4-one for each leaf spring, so two in the front two in the back
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:23 PM   #8
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ok thats what i thought. thanks tho. lol
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:24 PM   #9
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leaf springs? oh im in the wrong forum. did jeep stop using the leaf springs in 97?
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:24 PM   #10
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so i just got awfully confused. but how many shackles do you actually need ? pretty stupid question..
Exactly you need 4. They normally come in a set of 2. One set for the front and one for the back. I'd start soaking your bolts and bushing in PB blaster to loosen them up. It was a PAIN dealing with mine.
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leaf springs? oh im in the wrong forum. did jeep stop using the leaf springs in 97?
i think after 95 they stopped
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:41 PM   #13
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Those look okay. But factor in money for new bushings and bolts. Preferably you want the greasable shackles. If you can swing it the MORE's are the way to go.
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LS9081 1987-1995 YJ - Front or Rear Boomerang Shackle

are these the ones you are talking about ?
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:25 PM   #15
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Nope these....

LS9091HD 1987-1995 YJ - Front or Rear Boomerang Shackle (9/16" Bolts)


These are the greasable 5/8" lift version. And I paid over $100 for mine. Im going to order a set for my rear. Great deal. Everything is included and these are top of the line.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:44 PM   #16
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ok. one last question, how does it effect the handling? like is there a noticeable difference?
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:46 PM   #17
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Nope there was no difference. They give you a better stance because of the lift too.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:47 PM   #18
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Oh and when you order, call them and talk to them. That's how you get the deals. Make sure to mention the forum discount.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:54 PM   #19
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when i call them do i just ask about the WF discount ? could you explain a little more about it ?
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do you have to get new bushings? or is it optional?
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:58 PM   #21
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are you asking me ? cuz if you are i honestly dont know.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:06 PM   #22
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naa, i was just asking in general.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:11 PM   #23
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oh ok. well sorry that idk then. lol
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This is something I have been thinking of installing on my 94 YJ. I just e-mailed the site posted about the shackles to find out what else if anything I would have to purchase. I guess I better get out the PB Buster and start spraying the bolts down and get em good and ready to remove.
YJoey, how much more lift did you get when you installed your shackles? I have a 4" lift on now and am just looking to go a bit higher and a better stance from these.
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To answer the question. Yes you should get new bushings. I bet yours are old and squeaky. When you order from MORE you get everything you need. Shackles, Bushings, Sleeves, Greasable Bolts, everything. You need a torque wrench to set them to the proper spec which is around 35ft lbs on the bushing bolts and around 70 for the actual boomerang part.

I assume I got the extra 5/8" as advertised when I installed them. I didn't measure anything. But my friends asked me what i did because it did improve the stance of my rig.

When you take them off. Take off the leaf spring bolts first while it's still attached to the frame. I learned that one the hard way.
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man I am so glad my shackles were simple except one of the old ones had to be torched off. and it was near the gas tank which has a leak ha ha good times
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:21 PM   #27
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^ I spent 4 hours on my front end alone. The bushings and sleeves were rusted to each other and corroded to the acutal leaf spring. Best way I found to get them out was to get a drillbit one size bigger than the sleeve and just go to town. Luckily they weren't near as sturdy as the MORE's i replaced them with or it would have been twice as long.

Oh and on the forum discount. Just say "Hey, I heard about you all through WF. Someone mentioned a WF discount." The guy I spoke to said there wasn't one but gave me 10% off for asking anyway.
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I contacted the company about the boomerang shackles and have decided that 5/8" would not give me anymore room for larger tires so I am passing and loooking for another option. SOA is out as it would put me way to high.
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leaf springs? oh im in the wrong forum. did jeep stop using the leaf springs in 97?
Export military and contract wranglers have leaf springs in the rear.. as does the J8 jk based version.
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I contacted the company about the boomerang shackles and have decided that 5/8" would not give me anymore room for larger tires so I am passing and loooking for another option. SOA is out as it would put me way to high.
Next logical step would be a body lift. Please dont go over 2" and maybe just a 1".

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