Shackle Lift question

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by ChicagoFJ60, Aug 23, 2006.

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    ChicagoFJ60

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    How many inches can you raise stock front springs with shackles? 2" over stock? I recently got 2" rear ironman springs and want to leave the fronts alone, just raise it alitle with shackles. Should i raise the rear with shackles too??

    Nicholas
     
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    bridges

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    The rear ironman springs will give you more than 2", I got roughly 4 1/2" with CCOT 1 1/2" shackles adding about 3/4" of that.

    I think the rule of thumb is: lift of shackles = about 1/2 of additional length. As stated above, expect that my 1 1/2" longer shackles gave about 3/4" additional lift.

    If you don't see a lot of rocks (per warnings around here) I'd go with the Man-A-Fre shackle reversal kit. Bolt on setup to add about 2" to the front. If you do some rock crawling I think the lower front spring mounts tend to get hung up.

    Send a PM to alpendubber - I think he is in process installing the shackle reversal.
     
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