Yet another PS question.

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Okay so here is the deal. I have a Saganaw plate and it looks like there will be clearance issues with the shackle.

So my question is for those who are not running a shackle reversal do you have any pics and has anyone run into clearance issues? If so how did you address them?

I am planning on running a 4" lift so I don't want to move my shackle hangers out any further to have a negative effect on the shackle angles. The lift should be harsh enough.

I also considered doing mini steering and will run a 35" tire (at the max). I know that the general consensus is that Saginaw is the way to go. Any suggestions or comments from people who have done the swap would be greatly appreciated.
 
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I have a 4" lift and Conferr shackles, the plate and pump clears fine, you just need to reverse the bolt so that the nut is on the outside.
 
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for a 35" max I would consider the fj60 swap.

saginaw has more boost, but my fj60 feels great on the road with my 37's, just not enough power when aired down and locked on the trail.
 
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The steering shaft ties in with a u-joint anyway so it shouldn't matter if you shift the mounting plate around enough to clear the shackle bolt. (I guess if you bought a pre-drilled plate it will require moving some holes - weld closed and redrill maybe.) Also, like Cam I shoved the gear box into the crossmember pretty far. Big hole on the front side and small hole on the backside, no spud shaft.

If I remember I'll take a pic tonight and post it.
 

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Hi All:

I too have Saginaw PS and front (stock location) shackles. It is a tight fit but it clears just fine.

Remember, you want to cram that PS gearbox up into the frame crossmember as much as possible when mocking-up the gearbox mounting plate location.

Good luck with your PS swap!

Alan
 

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