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Standard Replacement Shackles

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Revolver Shackles


now i dont know much about shackles, they seem like a cheap way to put a lift on your jeep. what are the pro's and con's? can they be put back on when i eventually get a suspension lift? im clueless... and what are the biggest tires you can throw on when u have 2" shackles? thanks jeepsters. :D
 

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I would not go with shackles for lift if anything I would go with the revolver shackles to give you more flex if you want a cheep lift di a 2 in BL and you can fit 32's
 

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I call Jeeps I se with shackle lifts Sabertooths. They look a little odd to me. I don't agree with Anger though. I don't think 32s are a good idea with just a body lift. There will be some serious rubbing, and the body has nothing to do with it. The only good way to squeeze oversize tires on a YJ is to get a good lift going.
 

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i haven't heard a lot of good things about revolver shacks...heard about a lot of binding and bouncing when the jeep comes back down...but then again xtreme 4x4 put them on a CJ and they said they were great
 

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shackle revearsal man

but like amerijeep said, a body lift wont be good

git yourself a good 4'' suspension lift and then get the 33's


hahaha sabertooth, that made me laugh
 

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i put 1" shackles on the rear of mine to take care of a slight rub. no probs that i can tell. i put new springs up front that had an add-a-leaf (FREEBIE!!) and with no trackbars or swaybars i had some rubbing at full extension with 31"s. sawzall took care of that problem :)
 

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amerijeep said:
I call Jeeps I se with shackle lifts Sabertooths. They look a little odd to me. I don't agree with Anger though. I don't think 32s are a good idea with just a body lift. There will be some serious rubbing, and the body has nothing to do with it. The only good way to squeeze oversize tires on a YJ is to get a good lift going.
I had 32X9.50-15 Buckshots on my stock wrangler with only a 2in bL and had apsolutly no rubbing at full turn L&R maby my jeep was diffrent from all others? But saying this I do plan on removing the BL when I go spring over this winter. I want to lower the center of gravity as much as possable for the rock piles.
 

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Hmm. I think you're Jeep is different. Honestly, I don't think there is much benefit in a body lift just to fit bigger tires. Most of the time when you are stuck is because you are bottomed out....
 

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i gotta agree to this...my gas tank got stuck on the ground when going in to a mud pit...if i would have had a suspension lift i woulda cleared it...a body lift wouldn't have got my gas tank any higher

btw, removing the BL is a good idea if your doin a spring over considering that they usually give you a lot of lift
 

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Personally, I have no problem with shackle lifts. They are built much stronger than stock and will give you that extra 1" of lift needed to clear 31's without rubbing.
 

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If he thinks revolvers are cheap than he needs to check again.

So do you guys think it would be easy to fab some revolvers just wondering.
 

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Our 93 YJ project is on a strict budget,(burry the receipts in the back yard) so mom dont find em. We went with 2" shackle
= 1" lift installed at the local 4WD shop. Rancho 5000 stock length shocks. and 9.5 X 31 Mickey Thompsons. Now what we learned is that what is marked on the sidewall is NOT the actual
height of the tire, they vary. Ours actaully measure 30". We also NOW have ALL of the axle snubbers in place. We have bottomed out. = nice ripple behind rear wheel well in 1/4pannel.
 

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agriesemer said:
If he thinks revolvers are cheap than he needs to check again.

So do you guys think it would be easy to fab some revolvers just wondering.

well they can't be that expensive or xtreme 4x4 wouldn't have been able to use them in there budget build on a CJ
 

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agriesemer said:
If he thinks revolvers are cheap than he needs to check again.

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180.00 a set shipped if this is an expensive mod to you your in for a surprise when you really start having fun.
 

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i have the 4" suspension and 2" shackles with a 2" body to accomodate the 35's i have under it, i havent noticed any cons in using the shackles
 

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I was thinking about the revolver shackles the other day. All they do is allow 1 wheel to drop further. They aren't spring loaded are they? So when they droop down all the way, there wouldn't be any weight or pressure on the drooping wheel, aside from the weight of the wheel and axel, would there? The mass of the wheel and axel is very small compared to the mass of the Jeep, so I will round it down to zero.

Force of friction =Mass*Gravitational Constant*Coefficient of Friction
=> 0*9.81*Mud = 0 traction gain?

I fail to see any sizeable advantage to this modification, especially if you have open diffs. It gives you more flex, but since the flexing tire is only hanging there, it would provide a very negligible traction gain... :dontknow

I ran a 1.5" shackle lift for a while before I could install my RE 2.5" springs. If you are on a budget they aren't a bad way to go. I'd probably go with shackles before a body lift, but wouldn't reccomend going over 1.5" on the shackle lift.

Oh yeah, when installing the shackle lift be sure to disconnect your traction bar, this will make the install a lot easier.
 
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