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Old June 25th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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good bad or ugly on a cj? discuss
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Old June 25th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #2
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I love mine ('86 CJ7) but not sure if it's worth all the extra $. Had po not installed, I pro'ly wouldn't have either. But like I said, it works well in my rig.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #3
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already on rig but debating whether or not to remove it
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Old June 25th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #4
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I personally don't like them. But if you have a habit of bashing your shackles/hangers into rocks, you won't bend your springs like you will with forward shackles.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 07:15 PM   #5
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it will be used for trailriding,sand, and some rocks every now and again. i dont think it would be a good idea to jump it like general lee with this set up
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Old June 25th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #6
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I'm about to put it on the 8 project, already have it on a 5 & 8. Easy/cheap to make your own if you plan it out. Works well.
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shackle reversals don't work well with stock (flat) springs - such as worn-out CJ springs or stock YJ springs.

if you've got lift springs they work well. but if you have really stiff springs or tightened the crap out of the bolts, its not going to help much.
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im unsure hwat im gonna run spring wise but it will be SOA
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Had shackle reverse and took it off. Much better characteristics and control with shackles forward for my situation. CJ, low arch springs, SOA.

The need for long slip DS is annoying and they have some weird tendencies when trying to climb steep shit.
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Had shackle reverse and took it off. Much better characteristics and control with shackles forward for my situation. CJ, low arch springs, SOA.

The need for long slip DS is annoying and they have some weird tendencies when trying to climb steep shit.
such as?
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Climbing and cresting rocks, my front would try to walk away from the rig. Dropping in to obstacles, I'd get the same thing. I've seen more than a few long slip drive shafts still pulled apart at the worst possible times. Was also "S"ing fronts more under torque since the axle could pull the spring forward more easily.
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Climbing and cresting rocks, my front would try to walk away from the rig. Dropping in to obstacles, I'd get the same thing. I've seen more than a few long slip drive shafts still pulled apart at the worst possible times. Was also "S"ing fronts more under torque since the axle could pull the spring forward more easily.
thats the reason i was un-sure i may take it off
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it will be used for trailriding,sand, and some rocks every now and again. i dont think it would be a good idea to jump it like general lee with this set up
But you will anyway....
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