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Old 06-08-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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upgrade shackles?..

looking at new front and rear shackles, wondering if anyone has a set they absolutely love?

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Old 06-08-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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I just got 1-1/4 inch lift shackles and I love them, got good lift and the ride is so much nicer. I
Got non greasable and they work great.

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Check out Roxolid. Beefy and inexpensive. You can get 1" and 1.5" lift. I really like mine!

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Old 06-09-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
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Thats a nice looking company to bad they dont make YJ bumpers :/
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:14 AM   #5
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Anyone else run them?
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:55 AM   #6
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how about those teraflex extending shackles? anyone use those ??
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #7
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old man emu greasable shackles are the way to go! they have anti inversion bar which is key!
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #8
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my yj is lifted so i need 1 1/2 or 2 inch lift shackles!
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #9
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Will the shackles give just a little boost to help out with 32's and save a penny pincher from buying a lift?
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:00 PM   #10
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Jeep Boomerang Shackles

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Old 06-09-2012, 04:52 PM   #11
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you don't need longer shackles for most "real" lifts! I have the 2.5 inch ome leafs, they do the lift part. are you looking for a strictly shackle lift? If so id advise against it... for every 2 inches longer at the shackle you will get 1 inch in lift.... so if you have 8 inch shackles (I used to have) you only get 2 inches of lift. because its double what the stocks are and the leaf to frame connection is fixed so you'll divide by 2! so 8 inch shackles (which are pretty awful) give you a 2 inch shackle lift!!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #12
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I would piece together a better leaf set!!! the long fang shackles will get in the way! long shackles = no
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #13
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Need both sports bars for a 1991 wrangler yj. The ones that go from windshield to roll bar? I need a good jeep junk yard. Also, i need to know if another year or model will fit my 91. Thanks
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #14
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I'm running M.O.R.E. Greasable Boomerang Shackles on the front and I love them. I have the rear ones as well, but haven't gotten around to installing them. They're just under $100 a set and absolutely worth the money. 5/8" zinc plated steel, greasable bushings and quality components. I fully recommend them. Here they are in the front...



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Old 06-09-2012, 05:44 PM   #15
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I agree cave... dwebb look up jeeprepublic in Denver! those guys can get everything (bit off topic though)! I still say don't to w the shackle lift! you will regret it! heavy duty springs!
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Sorry, thanks for your patience with me, i am new and have no idea how to start a conversation or ask a general question to all readers. But hopefully will learn as i go along. Again sorry to but in but thanks for the information.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #17
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So with 2-1/2" lift springs- If I change my rear shackles with the RC 1-1/4" boomerangs that will give me a total of 3-3/4" lift in the rear?

Will that cause any driveline problems?
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #18
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The reason I ask is after my 2.5" lift 6 months ago, it looks to me
Like my rear end is a bit lower than the front now.
Can I get by without changing the front shackles?
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I plan on using Waggy springs, and with thoise and the RC shackles it will put me back to around my existing height (3.5" Lift springs from a older Dick Cepek lift kit that is no longer available, I will miss the military wrap theese springs have...)...

I have had this plan for a while, so had a quick link on my desktop for it.

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Ill be keeping my YJ spring under... and I already have TJ flares and I already opened my wheel wells to match...

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I'm running M.O.R.E. Greasable Boomerang Shackles on the front and I love them. I have the rear ones as well, but haven't gotten around to installing them. They're just under $100 a set and absolutely worth the money. 5/8" zinc plated steel, greasable bushings and quality components. I fully recommend them. Here they are in the front...
I'm sorry...I wrote 5/8" instead of 3/8"
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If you do get Boomerangs, mount them correctly:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/righ...gs-143064.html
Just be sure to read the manufacturer's directions. If you'll look at the pics I've already posted of my M.O.R.E Boomerangs, you might think they're upside down, but according to the directions supplied by M.O.R.E., they're 100% correctly mounted. I also verified this verbally with a tech at M.O.R.E.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:22 PM   #22
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I think the springs will give you the lift that they tell you, so 2.5 inch lift springs will give you 2.5 inches of lift! and you can keep the stock shackle length which is 4 inches! since the shackles are only on 1 end of the leafs (w the frame end being fixed) you must divide the increased length of the shackle by 2! so again, an 8 inch shackle is 4 inches longer thn stock, divide 4 by 2 (due to the frame mount bein fixed) and you get a gain of 2 inches from very long shackles which can get in the way!
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i do have lifted springs, and when i actually looked at my shackles i noticed the front are stock. i have only owned this jeep for two weeks and have alot to do! im pretty sure the lift is 4'' and im running 35'' mtr. the rear are those military style, i like those.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:31 PM   #24
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yea I would def say to keep the stock length shackles! maybe upgrade them but I'm not a fan of super long shackles!

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