SHACKLE LIFT, WHEEL SPACERS, FLAT TOWING, PINION SPACERS, OH MY!

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Got any before and after pics of the 1.5 inch shackle install how level does it sit after and do you need a longer pin with the shims or is there another located pin on the axle
 

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Before and After side views of Max A's lift. Once I put in the 4 degree shims I think the front lift dropped 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch. Still loving it.

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Got any before and after pics of the 1.5 inch shackle install how level does it sit after and do you need a longer pin with the shims or is there another located pin on the axle

Here are a few after spacers. Perfect for OEM wheels and tires size with small flairs / mudguards. Front view differance is in the before pic the steering knuckles and brake rotors are not visible and in the after they are visible. Not a big big change but one that works and is practical for me and many who are not rock crawlwers. LOL!

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SCREW THIS PICTURE CRAP! When you edit a post it adds the same pics. STUPID CRAP! Live with it. LOL!

BDRAG BDRAG BDRAG! LOL!
 

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BDRAG do you have to put the shims on both the front and back or just the front? Thanks!
 

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BDRAG do you have to put the shims on both the front and back or just the front? Thanks!
Just the front. MAX A can fill ya in. He suggested the shims since I towed mind. After the shims it would scrub the tires in a tight turn. After the shims it was normal again. I think I put 4 degree, bought them from summit racing or some place. To long ago to remember. The thick part of the shim faces the front of I remember. Again, check with MaxA.

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@Max A. whats the shim recommendation?

be patient, he’s living it up in Moab right now but when he gets a chance I‘m sure he’ll fill us in on what needs to be done.
 

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BDRAG do you have to put the shims on both the front and back or just the front? Thanks!

The long travel kit is a totally different animal but the shims should not be necessary with either just a shackle kit or the long travel kit. I would take it to an alignment shop and see what the numbers say…

Here is why this is a tricky one. Leaf springs don’t hold a static caster angle. As the springs compress the shackles swing out and change the caster. Your caster angle will change based on spring fatigue, load weight, differences in font and rear ride height etc. for 99% of people you won’t need shims to correct but some setups will. It is different roxor to roxor.

The only reason to run shims in the rear is to adjust pinion angle. And once again there are a lot of variables that make it different roxor to roxor.

Sorry I know this doesn’t answer your question.


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