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Shackles to raise my YJ so I can fit 31's?

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by YJJLU 9218, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Sep 26, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    YJJLU 9218

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    i want to put 31’s on my 93 yj can I just go with shackles? I only want to raise it 2 inches for now.This will let me play now and plan for later. I’m 63 so baby steps
     
  2. Sep 26, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    Prerunner1982

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    To get 2" of lift your shackles will need to be 4" longer than stock.
    In the rear that may be ok, but I am not sure a 4" longer shackle on the front would be wise.
    I would probably look at a 1" lift shackle and maybe some zero rates (http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/Zero Rates.htm) or maybe even just some add-a-leafs if you plan on changing it up later anyways.
     
  3. Sep 26, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    The most lift you can get with a shackle is 2inches. Now online, when you see a 2in shackle lift, it usually means that the shackle is longer than stock by 2inches and equates to an actual 1in lift. That should be enough to squeeze in your 31s.
     
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  4. Sep 26, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    One more thing on the shackles. On YJs, If you measure the stock shackles they are 3 1/4 (3.25) inches from center of bolt hole to bolt hole. To get one inch lift they would need to measure 5.25 inches. I have in the past when ordering asked for the exact measurements. I would get these from Rocky Road. I have ordered several sets and have always been happy. https://www.rocky-road.com/jeep-shackles.html They also have very good lifts.
     
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