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Post  RidingOnLeafs on 4/3/2014, 8:08 am

Just seeing if anyone has a set laying around that they didn't use or took off. I just realized one of my shackles is broken and would like to check here before ordering online.

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Re: YJ shackle (shackle lift)

Post  Mark on 4/3/2014, 9:07 am

If you do purchase a new set get the boomerang style, they will help to stop the shackle from hitting the bumper when spring is compressed. and will help you with articulation not to mention the lift as a bonus.
They come in 5/8, 1 inch and 2 inch lift and come in 3/8,,1/2,,and 5/8 in thick.
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Post  CrawlingForward on 4/3/2014, 4:38 pm

Check with TJ (Oreo)

I think he put new ones on when he did his lift. He might still have them around.

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Re: YJ shackle (shackle lift)

Post  THOOPY3 on 4/3/2014, 7:45 pm

Unfortunately, my shackles/bolts were so toasted they were literally torched off by the shop I had put the lift on, so I'm no help. I can tell you that I'm running Crown Auto lift shackles (3/4" I think), and aside from the bushings that are TOAST, I've had no problems. Crown has been great to me though and I've been going there for years now. It helps that I'm pretty tight with Jeff at their location in Canton, but they gave me a full replacement set of bushings that I'm planning on getting on in the next few months. They stand by their stuff.

In all honesty, I'm pretty sure the only reason the bushings are so shot is because the shop I had do the lift over-tightened everything, so I plan on replacing them and torquing the spring-eye, spring-to-shackle, and shackle-to-frame below factory specs for a softer ride and better flex. That should help this next set lats a tad bit longer. If not, I'll live and learn.

I would definitely recommend them because they're a fair price and a good product. Order them directly from Crown though, 4WD.com and Quadratec (and others) tend to seriously mark up Crown products, plus they're in Massachusetts so you can save on shipping costs. Case in point, I'm buying my chromoly shafts (with new seals and bearings) from them this weekend direct for $275 plus tax, both 4WD and Quadratec wanted $375 plus shipping for them.
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