Thread: lift shackles

  1. lift shackles

    hi everyone, i have a 91 wrangler and wanting to put 31's on it. is there a way to do that with just shackles for now or do i have to install a suspension lift?

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    Re: lift shackles

    You can do it with just shackles but that's not the best way to achieve the tire clearance. Shackles adversely affect the caster and pinion angles, and decrease approach and departure angles.

    You will need 2" of lift to clear 31" tires, which means the new shackles would need to be 4" longer than stock (shackles only lift half the difference in height due to placement at only one end of the spring).

    Consider a 1" body lift and installing TJ fender flares, will easily clear 31" tires. A 1" hockey puck body lift can be done for $25.

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    Re: lift shackles

    thank you bounty hunter

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    Re: lift shackles

    one other question bounty hunter...do i need to install the tj fender flares? and how many pucks will i need?

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