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Jeep Shackle shackle flip rear

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by bobracing, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009
    bobracing

    bobracing web wheeler

    Richland, WA
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    similar setup to a pick-up, shackle is flipped up.
    reason:
    keep a SOA slow
    help drive the spring down into the ground on acceleration instead trying to push it under the Jeep.

    Thoughts or ideas?
    still don't like the shackle but it gets the idea across.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009
    SkysTheLimit

    SkysTheLimit Member

    Bend, OR
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    from what I understand for setting up spring over suspensions with various different spring options and/or new fabbed frames, the eyes of the spring are supposed to be as level as possible from front to rear. Thus, for your drawing, you would need to to raise your front spring eye up quite bit. However, most of this info I'm basing this on is for front axles and for shackles above the spring, not below the spring like your drawing, but same rules apply to the front whether shackle is on front or rear of the spring....So, I'd look into getting the spring eyes as close to level with each other as possible if going this route. Good luck.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2009
    jasonjp62

    jasonjp62 Member

    Pennsboro WV.
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    your drawing looks like the set up they use on older postal jeeps. this frame is shot but gives you the idea about keeping your spring eyes as close to level with each other[​IMG]
     
  4. Dec 19, 2009
    CJ-X

    CJ-X Member

    Ohio
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    I think I understand your logic, but pick-up trucks still seem to have a lot of axle wrap problems even with their stiff springs. If you do try it, I would be interested in your results.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2009
    jeep2003

    jeep2003 Well-Known Member

    Vestal NY
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    Unless your body is modified that shackle will interfere if its built into the bumper
     

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