View Full Version : Shackle Lift

05-09-2006, 09:29 PM
I'm thinking of doing a shackle lift and wondered the adverse effects of it. I'm thinking of going 2" longer. It is my daily driver.

05-09-2006, 10:02 PM
2" longer will give 1" of lift,not too bad as a temp solution.

05-09-2006, 10:06 PM
One thing that you might want to keep in mind is that longer shackles kill spring bushings. I dont think that 2" longer shackles will be that bad. Its just something to think about. They also get in the way when you on the trail.

05-09-2006, 11:52 PM
i started out with a 2 inch shackle lift and was very disappointed. every little thing got in my way. not sure about 1 inch lift but keep in mind it does take away alot of your approach.

05-10-2006, 03:46 PM
I was mostly wondering about handling differences. Where I live theres not a lot of rocks so I don't usualy do anything that requires a major approach angle.

05-10-2006, 09:09 PM
The good thing is if you don't like them, it's not that hard to take them off..

05-12-2006, 11:55 AM
I run two inch longer than stock shackles, I didnt notice much difference from stock as far as how it handles, but I did make sure the shackles had a support welded into the middle, and I replaced the spring bushings. only issue I had is with steering arm hitting the spring, but z-bar took care of that.

05-22-2006, 05:49 PM
the longer shackle will also take some of your travel away

05-22-2006, 06:48 PM
im running 2'' longer shackles and it hasnt changed anything on my car except the the height, the handling didnt change, but while driving on the street it was a little smoother....but i also changed the spring bushings as well