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Old 06-06-2004, 11:57 AM
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I just bought Rough Country add-a-leaf front and rear kits for my 1969 Gladiator J3600.

Can I also flip my rear shackels at the same time? Or, will it make my rear too high (J-Lo style)? Will I run into any brake line problems or any other problems if I do the add-a-leaf and flip the shackels?
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:03 PM
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Probably no problems with just the AAL. You're just going to have to see how the rear shackle flip works for you, might not be needed, things are a bit different for most rigs depending on spring sag and whatnot.
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Old 06-06-2004, 01:35 PM
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Thanks Tad
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Old 06-06-2004, 04:51 PM
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How does the Jeep sit now? With equal AAL front and rear, AND the rear shackle flip, you would be about 2.5" higher in the rear. BTW, you want some nice lifted shackles for the front? I am not sure how much of a lift they would give you, but they are 6.25" center to center. I only say this because they were a bit of a pain to make, as they don't just go straight down, and I don't have any need for them as the rig in my sig will be no more.
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:07 AM
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I would just aal the front and flip the rear. so you would have a softer tail end. unless you need the higher payload cap.
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Old 06-07-2004, 09:17 AM
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I was kind of thinking the same thing...wish I hadn't already purchased the rear kit. Eric
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Old 06-08-2004, 02:35 PM
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Well, please let us know how it turns out. I also have a 69 J3000 that i'd like to lift a little, enough for 33's. I'd like to know how much lift you get from the AAL up front. Make sure to take measurements!
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Old 06-08-2004, 04:32 PM
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Ok, I'll take measurements and report back. Eric
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Old 06-09-2004, 04:44 PM
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I flipped the rear shackles tonight and got 3.75" lift.

Tomorrow I will install the AAL on the front and let you know how it looks.
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Old 06-10-2004, 11:32 AM
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The Rough Country AAL added 2.5" in the front. It looks good. Eric
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Old 06-11-2004, 02:57 PM
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Interesting! Thats just about enough for 33's I'd think. Hopefully that AAL up front doesn't sag on you. Having it sit an inch higher in the back probably looks pretty good. We really need a picture though!

Where did you get your AAL's and how much did they cost?
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Old 06-11-2004, 05:07 PM
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i'd like to see pics. i've got a 64 gladiator to lift for cheap. =)
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Old 06-12-2004, 12:32 AM
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Procomp has a full length AAL for the front.
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Old 06-13-2004, 09:53 AM
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I have pictures. How can I insert a picture into my message?

[ June 13, 2004, 04:01 PM: Message edited by: EJ Neil ]
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Old 06-13-2004, 10:40 AM
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There are a couple of different ways to post a picture.
1) The easiest way to post a picture to a forum on the internet is to take the picture off another site and post it in your thread. To do this, simply go to the picture and right click on it. Scroll down the options and click on properties. Copy the url listed for the picture. Then go to the options at the bottom of your post box and look for the “Image” button, click on it. Next, a “script prompt” box will open and you paste the url into that box and click “ok”. The url will now be added to your post and the picture should be viewable after sending it.
2) The second way is to post a picture from one of your files. To do this you must first make sure that the file name is all one string of connected letters and not broken, such as “FirstPartA” and not “First Part A”. Any spaces will result in a broken link that will not download to open as a picture. The next step is to host the picture on a web site, there are free picture hosting sites available, such as: http://www.fullsizejeeps.com http://www.photobucket.com or http://community.webshots.com where you must create a login or register. Follow their download directions for adding your pictures to their file, it’s as simple as adding an attachment to your email. When you have your picture hosted online you can then open the picture and right click to copy the url from properties or on some sites the url is listed above the picture. From that point you add the link to your post as described above.

If your pictures are quite large it is a good idea to resize them in your file prior to adding them to a host site or post.

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Old 06-14-2004, 05:13 AM
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Here are two pics of the Gladiator. This is the result of flipping the rear shackles and installing the Rough Country AAL on the front. The AAL was about $50 from JC Whitney. The current tires are LT235 85 16.

http://www.fullsizejeeps.com/jeeps/f...041304_005.jpg

http://www.fullsizejeeps.com/jeeps/f...041304_006.jpg

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Old 06-15-2004, 12:52 AM
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EJ Neil, that looks great. DO you have the part number for the front AAL?? Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2004, 02:00 AM
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Rough Country part number 6110W.
JC Whitney catalog number 1029P.
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Old 06-15-2004, 06:05 AM
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That looks really nice.
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Old 06-15-2004, 07:34 AM
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Forgot to tell you guys...I had to grind a couple of notches out of each side of the AAL so the U bolts would clear. The AAL was a little bit wider than the stock leaf springs.

It was easy to do since I had the right tools but just wanted to give you a "head's up."
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