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Old 01-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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Lower my Jeep YES LOWER IT! Slam it with dubs!

...just wana level it. Might be as simple as just smaller shackles but wana stay wit rangs. Can even get smaller ones? I wana keep it simple n cheap. If not than im just gona leave it alone. No big deal. Clears 35's by a long shot so theres plenty of room to come down. Its on the road as a daily now so just wana get little lower. Stock yj leafs. Idno if theres anything i can even do?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:56 AM   #2
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From the looks of your shackles & springs, you are just fine. If anything, you might could change out those front shackles, but if it's not giving you any trouble on the highway, I would leave it alone, personally.

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You might have a body lift on that you couls try removing. After that it looks like your jeep might be SOA, in which case you are SOL with out a lot of work...
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X2 on the body lift
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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yes its sprung over. Dont wana lower front cause its perfect. Just the back but i guess theres nothing i can do. I put high steer kit on and i cant believe the difference. 100% road worthy now.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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im afraid to take body lift off. Only cause it might create issues with tire clearance in the front.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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might be on to something tho....wonder if i can modify body mounts to level the way it sits
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #8
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get a really heavy swing out tire carrier ;]
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #9
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It's SOA you said? You're pretty much SOL for lowering. SOA adds anywhere from 5-7" of lift on STOCK leafs, just alone.

About the only thing you can do to level it is get heavy duty leafs for the front, stock ride height.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:09 PM   #10
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What's the length bolt to bolt on your front and rear shackles?
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:12 PM   #11
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both are 5 3/4"
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #12
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get some 0 lift shackles for the rear.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #13
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get some 0 lift shackles for the rear.
Stock shackles are 4in BTW bolt to bolt.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #14
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anyone know of a 0 lift boomerang
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anyone know of a 0 lift boomerang
Just go stright no benifts to running booms with stock springs. You can make a pair of stright ones for less then $20.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #16
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what if i cut and grind the boomerangs down to first bolt? cost me $0
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You could, but I'd find someone local that has stock ones and do a trade + cash. You'll make a few bucks off it.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #18
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Go to steel shop get a peice of 3in flat bar 1/4 thick about 6 1/2 long. Drill two 1/2 holes 4in center hole to center hold....Thats it
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #19
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replace the front springs and u should be fine. the front springs are probably beaten up and are sagging causing it to sit lower. ALso its a truck and the stock springs cause the rear to be approx 2 inchs higher due to when u tow a trailer. Since its SOA u can just put a lift block in the front
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:34 PM   #20
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OMG please dont put a block in the front. I dont know about your state but in washington it is illegal to run with a block in the front end.
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PLEASE don't block it. That's the ghetto style lift, not to mention blocks can pop out of place.
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replace the front springs and u should be fine. the front springs are probably beaten up and are sagging causing it to sit lower. ALso its a truck and the stock springs cause the rear to be approx 2 inchs higher due to when u tow a trailer. Since its SOA u can just put a lift block in the front
he's not looking to level it..he wants to lower the rear end..doesnt want it any higher
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:41 AM   #23
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No blocks come on now lol......but yea i think ill fab a new set of shackles that are stock size or trade n make $....i guess it would be a waiste to mangle a set of $80 booms.
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Good call!

BTW, sorry to have missed your question from earlier, but if you're looking for 0" lift boom shackles, Zone Offroad makes a set. I know you're going to make yours now, but for future references when this comes up in a search.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #25
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get a big sheet of 1/4 inch steal and cut out boomerang shackles with the same distance in center bolts and ull be good to go
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lol blocks in the front.....I can't believe that was even thought of

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