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Im asking a shackle question, I dont care much for a coil over conv. I would have bought a tj if i wanted coils.
Oh my god Someone call a WAAAAAAbulance!!!!!

you should buy the revolvers they are the greatest thing to happen to jeeps since the tube bumper and chrome light bar
 

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We can do without the name calling and direct obscenities towards each other. There's nothing wrong with disagreements, but just do it in an adult manner please.
 

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That is a good write up...a bit old, but still good. Teraflex now sells the revolver shackles, for a lot less money too. The article mentions that there is no good solution for the rear shocks. There is a shock mounting option offered from TeraFlex designed specifically for the revolver shackles. I think this was developed originally by Metal Made Right. I have heard nothing but good things about the revolvers.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the Teraflex shackles actually do anything. True It will let 1 wheel drop further but, but it does this by completely unloading the spring, and unfolding a hinge. Since there is no weight exerted on the dropping wheel there will be no gain in traction.

Traction = Force available from force of friction
Force of friction = Mass X Acceleration X coefficient of friction
Therefor 0 X A X Friction = 0 traction :confused:
 

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Sure there is not much wieght there, but every little bit helps. A tire touching the ground has a much better chance of finding something to bite on than one in the air.
 

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If money is no problem then do a coilover conversion
steven, listen to ur friend here, hes trying to help u. coils are the only way to flex like a true jeeper. dont waste ur time with leaf springs. If you do the conversion, u might be able to flex like a TJ. Or with alot of money and some elbow grease, u might be able to flex like me, and u dont have to worry about popping up tires agian.
 

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OKay what kind of SOA did you do. It should flex just fine. In fact the correct SOA should in some cases out flex coils. How long are your shocks?
 

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I wasnt aware that there was more than one way to do an SOA. but anyway i ordered the rubicon express SOA kit, i bought procomp 3000's (32" extended) superduty tailshaft conversion kit from tom woods. im running 33"s. i still have the 2" lift shackles on and stock leaf springs. i thought it would flex better, ill get pics soon and you guys (especially bigjeep) can tell me if its flexing normally or a lack there of.
 

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Or with alot of money and some elbow grease, u might be able to flex like me, and u dont have to worry about popping up tires agian.
Wow, what was I thinking buying suspension lift for my YJ? You're right, a 3" body lift and coil spacers would definitely give me more than enough flex.
 
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