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Old 03-05-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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YJ Shackle Question

Hi Guys,
I have an '89 YJ, basically stock except for a few chrome goodies that the previous owner installed. I've since put American Racing Rims and new tires but have decided it needs a couple inches of lift just to make it look better. I don't 4 Wheel hard with it since it's the little 2.5L 4 cyl and is underpowered for it, but it serves the purpose for a "Run around town convertible" that my kids and I get a kick out of. I don't want to put a lot of money into a suspension lift kit but would like it raised up a bit for a better look. I understand the body lifts create the need to change some suspension parts as well and once again, we're talking about spending more than I can or want to. Please give me the down side to shackle lifts and if there's a better way without spending lots of coin on a 20 year old "Toy".

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Old 03-05-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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shackles sound right up your alley, good cheap and quick way to get an inch or so. remember it will put more stress on your tired springs, so you may not get a full 2 inches, but way better than a body lift.

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^x2...listen to billy mays! 20 yr old springs may invert w/ lift shackles. and if (only if) that happens, i can bet your spring eye bolts are going to be siezed to the steel insert in your spring eye. so, if you start frowning, just cut the bolts out and get new ones w/ the new springs. (alot easier than trying to free them up.)
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