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Old March 14th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #21
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Something about that shackle don't look right....


Maybe because of lack of weight on it?
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:30 AM   #22
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Is that shackle really going to go in the 'right direction' or will it just push straight up into the frame?
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #23
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Is that shackle really going to go in the 'right direction' or will it just push straight up into the frame?
The spring will lengthen as it compresses so it should move forward if some hillbilly doesn't just slam it down.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #24
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I'm thinking how it's going to move on the trail. I'm no expert, but should it be able to 'over center' like that?
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Old March 14th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #25
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I'm thinking how it's going to move on the trail. I'm no expert, but should it be able to 'over center' like that?
Yes all shackles look like that. That is why boomerang shackles were invented.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 12:51 PM   #26
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Yes all shackles look like that. That is why boomerang shackles were invented.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #27
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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:29 PM   #28
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I dont think so

I know my XJ needs a new frame front to back, and I have been watching this build on another XJ site for over a year now, where this guy replaced all the frame with 2x4 box tube and added body mounts, if anyone is interested, here a link to his build thread. I might just go this route
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/xj-framed-124701/
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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #29
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I dont think so

I know my XJ needs a new frame front to back, and I have been watching this build on another XJ site for over a year now, where this guy replaced all the frame with 2x4 box tube and added body mounts, if anyone is interested, here a link to his build thread. I might just go this route
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/xj-framed-124701/
I like how he did that frame!
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Old March 14th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #30
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anyone else notice none of the angles have any reinforcement? I don't think I would trust just a butt weld. Not to mention that you cant work on the trans/tcase without pulling the body every time. I don't think it's all that strong or practical, just HEAVY.
i'd bet its 3-4x stronger than a stock frame. would be kind of neat for a bogger or something.
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