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Old 03-30-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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shackle lift upsidedown?

Is this possible? is there a set way to install the lift shackles? I feel like I put mine upsidedown

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Old 03-30-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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It can be possible. They can also be on backwards. My fronts were when I bought it. LOL!
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Well shoot. Ill get some pictures up when I go back out. Gotta do the rear still
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #6
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they are backwards, not upside down. also your leafsprings look like they are starting to bend or get a negative arch.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #7
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they are backwards, not upside down. also your leafsprings look like they are starting to bend or get a negative arch.
Well poop. I plan on eventually getting new springs with a lift kit soon but im always broke. Backwards so they are supposed to arch forward right?
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Far as I Know, there upside down and backwards, or mine are!
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:41 PM   #9
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for the front shackles, the arch should point towards the rear of the jeep. for the rear shackles, the arch should point towards the front of the jeep. as far as being upsidedown or not is personal preference. if you keep them the direction they are now, but just flip the arch around, it will help prevent spring inversion.
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Im normally not one to preach for the "Search function", but this would really have helped you out!

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Old 03-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #11
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This better?
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #12
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Wait I think I read that backwards its ssupposed to point the other way lol
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Wait I think I read that backwards its ssupposed to point the other way lol
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:53 PM   #14
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I fixed it lol now to get the back shackles on....those aren't as easy
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nope, stupid bolts are put in with the head to the tank so you have to drop the tank to pull hte bolt out. put them in the other way when you put it back together so you won;t have to drop the tank next time. thats what i did
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nope, stupid bolts are put in with the head to the tank so you have to drop the tank to pull hte bolt out. put them in the other way when you put it back together so you won;t have to drop the tank next time. thats what i did


Yup. Been there...
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Yeah I was planning to try to pull the nuts off and try to pull the rubber out and metal pin and try to pry out the bolt, but my top bolt has no bushings to pull out and won't come out for the life of me so im stuck with dropping the skid ...and those bolts just spin ..
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:18 PM   #18
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dang, that sucks.
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Cut the bolt get another bolt .......done
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that would definitely be the fastest way.
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Yes I was going to cut but need a sawzall to get in the small space between the gas tank. Question for you guys should the rear shackles have bushings for the bolt through the frame?
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hmmm, i don't remember where all those urethane bushings went
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Weird I think it came with 4 sets if bushings...
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set them up this way, arch points towards center of jeep, and the smaller section of the boomerang is on top.
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set them up this way, arch points towards center of jeep, and the smaller section of the boomerang is on top.
Hm I see the rear have to be the other way. Would you happen to know if the rear have bushings on the top of the shackle? I don't think my frame has the holes for bushings.....
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Yes I was going to cut but need a sawzall to get in the small space between the gas tank. Question for you guys should the rear shackles have bushings for the bolt through the frame?
Every Jeep owner should own or have access to a sawzall, and 4 1/2 angle grinder
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Every Jeep owner should own or have access to a sawzall, and 4 1/2 angle grinder
Have the angle grinder next is the sawzall I can get a cheap one for 60 or 100 bones

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