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Old 05-19-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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YJ Shackle Reversal

What are everyone's thoughts on this...good, bad, or indifferent.

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Old 05-20-2013, 03:17 AM   #2
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What are everyone's thoughts on this...good, bad, or indifferent.
I have wheeled a regular shackle setup with the front in the rear and also a shallow reversal. Last time we were on a run with the rubicon express guys, they are a firm believer in a regular shackle in the front type setup on the yj. If I remember correctly, their thoughts were that it causes less suspension unloading while climbing and ultimately results in more traction when climbing obstacles due to forcing the tire into the obstacle vs away from it.

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I have wheeled a regular shackle setup with the shack in front and also a shackle reversal. Last time we were on a run with the rubicon express guys, they were a firm believer in a regular shackle in the front type setup on the yj. If I remember correctly, their thoughts were that it causes less suspension unloading while climbing and ultimately, it results in more traction when climbing obstacles due to the forward shackle forcing the tire into the obstacle versus a shackle in the rear pushing a tire away from
The obstacle.
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I went with a shackle reversal on my 1 ton set up. I am very pleased with how I performs and have had no problems. It drives pretty good on the street for a truck with 40s. I went with the wfo concepts kit. It's beefy and the price was good. But it does require a good amount of welding and fab work. So it might not be for you if you don't have access to a welder
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I went with a shackle reversal on my 1 ton set up. I am very pleased with how I performs and have had no problems. It drives pretty good on the street for a truck with 40s. I went with the wfo concepts kit. It's beefy and the price was good. But it does require a good amount of welding and fab work. So it might not be for you if you don't have access to a welder
Wfo concepts is a great shop. They are a short drive from me and have excellent customer service. I'd highly recommend them to anyone.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for the 411.
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He most likely didn't mean to post and had to edit his post. No worries man.
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I did one on my first YJ about 13 years ago and I hated it. It darted real bad when you got on the brakes and the first time I got the front axle off the ground it pulled the driveshaft out of the splines. Since going back to standard stuff I have yet to have an issue.

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