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bradleyheathhays
October 3rd, 2017, 16:30
Ok talk me out of this if I'm being stupid. But I'm wanting to update my bushings on the cheap for better steering and ride. In the rear I'm avoiding getting full leaf springs b/c of the cost, so I'm just gonna press some new ones in.

Nother reason i'm avoiding new leafs is hopefully not too far down the road I'll be putting a whole suspension lift kit on and it seems like new leafs would just go to waste.

But for now, I'm sagging just a bit in the rear and would like to get back up to OE height, so I'm thinking for the rear leaf attach points I'm wanting some shackles that'll get me back up.

Where do you go to get heightened shackles that aren't part of a full kit?

Rob Mayercik
October 3rd, 2017, 17:56
https://www.quadratec.com/vehicle/1984-2001-cherokee-xj/lift-kits-and-suspension/shackles

md21722
October 3rd, 2017, 18:33
By the time you buy decent extended shackles and bushings you have almost bought new springs and saved the hassles of replaces the bushings in your old wore out springs.

mfascuba
October 3rd, 2017, 18:49
Ive used the rocky road shackles before, they give you 1-1/2 of lift, and they are beefy. Greaseable too.

http://www.rocky-road.com/xj-shackles.html

bradleyheathhays
October 3rd, 2017, 20:33
Yeah I know, money money money money, money. I'm up to about $400 in replacement parts now so I gotta cut back somewhere. This is all just to span some time until I get the real lift going. Couple years from now prob.

Ended up going with these...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/263242385891

Two height options and got em for $10 off retail b/c of open box. $50 wasn't too bad.

sinat01
October 4th, 2017, 15:20
DBmetalworks has some good shackles, 1" of lift and very well built. $90 for the pair if I remember right. Ironman4x4fab also makes very good shackles too

Bent
October 6th, 2017, 10:30
Adjustable shackles are prone to bending, breaking and/or cracking unless you run them at their lowest setting (top hole)

lawagoneer
October 6th, 2017, 15:55
I bought these, 1/ inch thick, well finished. Seem to be holding up so far. Using them until I decide to replace the rear springs.
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/172466274060