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Old 01-30-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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shackles or no?

I have a 4 inch lift and shackles my Jeep started making noises when I put on shackles so should I just take them off or try fix the sound?

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Hmm... Not enough info. What kind of shackles did you have on there to begin with, & what kind of shackles did you install? Also, did you add the 4" lift recently, or has it been on there a while?

A few pics would help as well if you have a camera

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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Its 2 inches shackles sorry and they were stock before
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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2 inches longer than stock? Ie 6 inch from bolt center to bolt center?
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K, did you grease them during installation? Also, are there any vibrations or shaking going on?
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #6
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No they are supposed to add 2 inches of lift
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #7
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Its an old Jeep yea they're are vibrations
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:51 PM   #8
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Its an old Jeep yea they're are vibrations
lol, ok, let me rephrase ... are there anymore shakes, vibrations, etc. than it already had before the you installed the new shackles?
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #9
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He's talking about driveline vibrations.. not just normal its an old jeep vibrations.. both he and I have yjs.. he's trying to figure out for you if the lift height has caused you to go beyond the limits of your slip yoke rear driveshaft. Did you shim the rear axle when you installed the lift? Also what's the measurement of the shackle from bolt center to bolt center?
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:56 PM   #10
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I can't remember what it is I'd have to check but yea I knew what u were talking about sorry if I upset u by being a smartass but yes it does have a lot of vibration and noises it makes a bad clunkimg but goes away as I speed up
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You probably are reaching the limitations of your rear driveshaft.. you can do a transfer case drop which can be very cheap.. or do a hack n tap or fixed yoke kit.. all will have varying prices but will help with driveline vibrations
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:00 PM   #12
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Thanks for the help and the Guy with the red Jeep very very nice looks good
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Thanks man.. let us know if you have any other questions or concerns
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Thanks for the help Dark

Got tied up helping the wife with something. Like Dark said, let us know if we can help with anything else?
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:39 PM   #15
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I have 4" lift w/ 1" shackles mine vibrates a little also after the shackles
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #16
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Thats something you will want to address like explained above.. driveline vibrations if let go over time can cause premature failure.

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