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Old 11-19-2011, 04:04 PM
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Rear lowering shackles on front?

I found these at local auto parts store and was curious if it would be safe to put these on the front of my jeep?

here is a pic of the box. any info would be great thanks.

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Old 11-19-2011, 06:24 PM
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Hard to say. Depends on how thick/ beefy the design and material is. Probably too thin/ weak because those are designed to be used in tension, not compression.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:50 PM
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It also depends on their length. If they are too long, you are going to end up with bad caster and your steering will become flightly feeling.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:02 PM
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They are 1/8" thick look stronger than stock and its only for 1" drop so it might be okay. just looking for a different option besides bj's cuz of price and time in transit. every time i order from them it takes atleast two weeks to get it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:01 PM
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It looks like a possibility, how much is it supposed to lower the truck. that will tell how much it will raise the front minus a half inch I think. Are they for 2.5 inch wide springs? Hmmmm....you got me curious now.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:30 PM
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Stock 97-03 F-150,and 88-98 Chevy shackles will work for a 1" lift on a dily driver.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:37 PM
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it said it was for 1" or 2" depending on the bolt hole placement. they were 49.99 and thats alot cheaper than bj's. i will do a little more research on them and see what i can find out. i found a web site but it wasnt very helpful. http://www.sup-auto.com/catalogs/rideeffex.pdf
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:40 AM
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search the archives for a bit. When I was hunting info on how to do a cheap lift on my 73 I came a cross a couple of short threads with those mentioned. If I remember right, both guys wound up twisting them or having them break offroad.
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A lot cheaper than what BJ's Offroad offers? It's only a $25 difference, and that's before the IFSJA discount. (Yes, I know you'll have to pay shipping. Order some other things, too, and it won't be so bad!) I've always received my orders quickly, never more than 3-4 days and they've usually shipped in 1-2 business days.

Going CHEAP with shackles is NOT a good idea. Remember, they hold your suspension together which in turn is holding your front wheels securely. Personally, I like having my steering intact.

Save up if you need to and get the beefier shackles.
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I used those once and they allowed the front suspension to flex laterally too much...and I lost steering feel like Stuka mentioned. But I think I was on the last hole.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:10 PM
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If they are 1" lower for a ford/chevy, that means they are closer to 1.75" on an FSJ. Which is really pushing it. I personally would not run shackles that long up front.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:57 PM
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A lot cheaper than what BJ's Offroad offers? It's only a $25 difference, and that's before the IFSJA discount. (Yes, I know you'll have to pay shipping. Order some other things, too, and it won't be so bad!) I've always received my orders quickly, never more than 3-4 days and they've usually shipped in 1-2 business days.

Going CHEAP with shackles is NOT a good idea. Remember, they hold your suspension together which in turn is holding your front wheels securely. Personally, I like having my steering intact.

Save up if you need to and get the beefier shackles.

I never get anything I order from them in under 2 weeks. Doesn't matter if its as small as a NSS or the size of a bumper. Its at least 2 weeks if not more waiting for parts. I am not trying to down bj's i love their selection and if I wasn't on the east coast then I'm sure it wouldn't be that way. like you said 25$ difference plus shipping is almost what these cost. They looked sturdy enough I just wanted to see if anyone had tried these out and what their opinions were. I agree completely on having sturdy steering/suspension components because the last thing i want is to have something like that come apart while I am driving.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:54 AM
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BJ's 1" lift shackles are worth the coin. I bought them, waited forever, and finally installed them. They come with new bushings and have a super sweet finish on them. They are stinkin' BEEFY! They will throw off caster so beware of that!
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Quote:
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Stock 97-03 F-150,and 88-98 Chevy shackles will work for a 1" lift on a dily driver.
X2. i put 88-98 shackles on mine. they are strong and didn't mess up the caster much. i got mine for free.

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When I got my Cherokee it had GM lowering shackles on the front, and the steering was really twitchy above 30.
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