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Old 08-24-2017, 06:46 PM
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If I put a 2" shackle lift on do I need to replace the pitman arm also

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Howdy BigMike,

A 2" shackle lift (otherwise known as (death stilts) might not be your best option.

A 2" shackle lift shackle is 4" taller than a stock shackle. You get 1" lift for every 2" of longer shackle. A 2" longer shackle will provide 1" of lift.

What are you trying to achieve? (Larger tires, compensate for weak springs, more ground clearance)? Just let us know. You might get more answers to your question in the YJ Tech forum.

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Yes trying to get to where I can get a 31 10.50 in and have plenty of clearance
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Aftermarket wheels with a 4" offset and a 1" body lift should do it.

Best is a 2 1/2" spring lift. Some 2 1/2' kits come with a transfer case drop in case it's necessary.

Don't cheap out with longer than stock shackles.

Just my opinion. Other posters may disagree.

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Great I'll look into that
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Agreed...Do not go over 1" of lift with shackles only. A 1" lift shackle will give you clearance for 31's. The tires will rub on the flares a little, but they will work. Maybe add a 1" body lift to eliminate the rubbing.

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