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Old July 15th, 2004, 16:28
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shackles and the ride

i just added shackles to my lift and the ride is quite a bit harsher. is there something to do to fix this, did i torque them down to much or position them wrong. thanks in advance
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Old July 15th, 2004, 16:31
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Re: shackles and the ride

They should be pointed back a bit. Mine ride straight up and down and my ride is fine. They need to be tight, but not totally restrict the movement.
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Old July 15th, 2004, 17:21
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Re: shackles and the ride

Have you changed the length of your shocks. Higher lift = longer shocks.
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Old July 15th, 2004, 22:27
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Re: shackles and the ride

Are they hitting the bumper bolts?
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Old July 16th, 2004, 00:03
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Re: shackles and the ride

I agree with Hondastomper, check to see if they're hitting the bumper bolts. You also might loosen them up just slightly. If your new shackles have poly bushings instead of rubber, that will contribute also, but not very much.
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Old July 16th, 2004, 02:10
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Re: shackles and the ride

i remember the bumper bolts being a problem when putting them on, what should i do if that is the problem?
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Old July 16th, 2004, 15:01
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Re: shackles and the ride

On mine the bolt was too long anyway so I just cut it off a couple of mm behind the nut. Used a std. grinder..
But mine made a big squiky sound when it moved because of the bolt diggin into the shackles..
My XJ is a `99.. Don`t know if this is the case on the older model..
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Old July 16th, 2004, 15:21
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Re: shackles and the ride

When my shackles hit my bumper bolts, it didn't make any noise at all, but it caused the ride to be really, really bouncy. Took me a long time to figure out what it was.
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Old July 16th, 2004, 15:22
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Re: shackles and the ride

I just cut off the bolt that was making contact
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