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Shackles Enough?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Haskins1111, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Haskins1111

    Haskins1111

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    I am wanting to lift my fj62, but am poor, so my thought was to buy shackles to lift it up about 1.5 - 2 inches. I am wanting to put some new 33's on it and am wondering if those will clear with that lift? I am thinking of buying the shackles from Liquidoffroad for 75$ for the whole set, should i get the greasable pins? are they worth it? With that lift height will i need any extenders ie. break lines or steering extenders? I am also looking at getting new shocks, are BDS any good, they are going for about 190$ for the set. Anyone had the Dunlop Mud Rovers? the look pretty meaty and are 137$ a piece. Any info will help, thanks.

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    There are a lot of posts on lifts. Many on doing it for cheap too. Do a search. Also check the sticky FAQ.

    Keep in mind that shackles only give you 1/2 the lift of their length, due to the angle. That is, to get a 2" lift w/shackels requires a shackle that's 4" longer than stock.

    Long AAL's and/or body lift are your cheapest options.

    There are some limits as to what width tire will work on your stock rims.
     
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    What are AAL'S? also would a shackle for a toyota pickup work i found one that is 4 in.? I know there are some stipulations but overall.
     
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    AAL's are add a leafs, I put maf long aal on my 60 with flat springs and clear 33x9.5s no problem..33x12.5's would be close but I don't think they would rub except under max stuff.
     
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    man a fre sells full length aal's
    DO NOT PUT THE SHORTIES ON!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you can do aal's cheap! no more than $150. to do both ends
     
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    So do AAL'S and shackles? That should be good i have heard not to reuse your u bolts on the springs. is that right?
     
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    depends, i've re-used mine.
    no problems

    i'm sprung over:
    stock springs with aal's
    and stock shackles.

    personally, the aal's will be fine by themselves with 33's

    other opinions may differ :D
     
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    Do you think i will need the brake line extenders or sway bar extenders? Do you?
     
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    not unless you are SOA
     
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    Also why don't you like the shorty AAL'S and what is SOA.
     
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    shorties: to firm, not a good idea for sagging 60 springs.

    SOA: this when you put your spings on top of you axles,instead of the stock location.(springs under the axle or SUA)

    with a SOA set up you will get anywhere from 6-8" of lift

    long aal's you can get anywhere from 1-4" of lift depending on how flat your currant springs are.
    and your ride quality will be ALOT better than having the shorties in.
     
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    Just installed 2" lift springs and 1.5" longer shackles and it fits 33x12.5 if that helps at all.

    Do a search in the 80 series forum also for Dunlop Mud Rovers (lot of info in there too) - I didn't see a bad review except noise which I expect on a mud terrain. Mine are in the garage right now so I can't tell you how they ride/wear but they look great! Had them on for all of 20 minutes until I identified issues with the brakes and had to go back to my 31s.

    Check this thread:
    https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=97744&highlight=budget+suspension
     
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    For those who put on the AAl'S how hard was it? any special tools?, also would wheel spacers be needed to clear the 33x12.5's?
     
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