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    (new post)> I have installed the new springs and the shackle reversal kit and have a few more questions. (old post)> I'll be installing a shackle reversal kit and need to know if it will create any lift so I can compensate for it in the rear suspension. I know that some of these kits will create lift, and some won't, I'm just not sure which category the one I bought falls into. The 4WD part# is: BSS 4WD682. Does anyone out there have this reversal kit, and will it lift the front end?

    Maybe 4WD staff could answer this question easier than anyone, but the catalog doesn't specify lift or no lift, and I have not been able to talk to anyone who knows on the phone...
    Last edited by herman8r2; 07-10-2009, 04:30 PM. Reason: needed some more help...

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    It may but I'm not sure for your year. On my 81 7 I started out with lift shackles then went to a 2.5 4wd lift kit and finally a SRS from Genuine Steel (a knock off of Warrior). Once the reversal was done I noticed I didn't need the front lift shackles any more. Everything is nice and level.
    Last edited by texascj; 03-14-2009, 01:34 AM. Reason: addition

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    • #3
      shouldn't keep me posted on how it works both on & off road

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MJSHIPPS View Post
        shouldn't keep me posted on how it works both on & off road
        The good news is that I can keep you posted... the bad news is that I will be leaving for Scotland in about a week, and will be going back to work in AK when I return from there. It looks like I won't be able to complete all the work I had planned in a very timely manner. It might be a while before I can let you know how it all works.
        I would still appreciate some input on my original question so that I can have all the parts ordered and waiting when I do get to the install.

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        • #5
          online description says it provides no lift.


          "Installation of a Shackle Reversal kit will allow the tire impact to be better absorbed by the spring and shackle giving a more natural suspension flow over the obstacle. A smoother ride and improved handling such as less wandering and darting will be noticed at higher speeds. Requires no welding and gives no lift. Will work very well with our 2 or 3.5 YJ suspension kits. Kit includes all necessary brackets and hardware. *Drilling is required for installation. "

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          • #6
            perfect

            Originally posted by 4angrysquirrels View Post
            online description says it provides no lift.


            "Requires no welding and gives no lift."
            Wow, I am not sure if I should feel lazy, or just a little slow... It never occurred to me that the online description might have more info. I will try to do a bit more research on my own next time, Thanks squirrels.

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            • #7
              fingers are crossed...

              It looks like I might be layed off for a little while this summer, so I should be able to get a few new parts on. If I can get off the computer long enough to do it... I have the new springs and the shackle reversal kit waiting to go in. I just picked up the rest of the new exhaust system while I was in boise for a few days, ended up with a Banks header and the magnaflow stainless cat-back system. And of course the bushwacker flares... I will be sure to get some pics before during and after.

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              • #8
                You'll love the SRS. I ran it on my 79 CJ5 and am currently running the Full Traction SRS kit on my 86 7. The road ride and behavior is night and day between stock and the SRS. Off road ride is also much improved due to the ability to climb over obstacles rather than bouncing the front wheel up and over.

                I'm interested to see how your Bushwacker install goes too. I wasn't happy with the amount of sheet metal that was still visible after trimming the front fender to the wheel well liner and ended up splitting the liner to allow for more trimming. The pics that you see in the catalog and online have the sheet metal blacked out so it's a little deceiving between what you think you're getting and what you really end up with.

                Can't wait to see the pics.
                Last edited by mdwatkins; 07-01-2009, 02:35 PM.

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                • #9
                  Awww, crap!!!

                  Well, I got the new springs and the shackle reversal installed... and need about $1200 in additional parts to get it back on the road: front driveline, rear driveline? (bad vibration w/current CV driveline), front and rear track bars, longer brake lines, sway bar linkage, new shocks... Looks great though!!! Pics are forthcoming.

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                  • #10
                    Keep us posted! How much better does it ride? I've been seriously thinking about putting one on my DD YJ to help improve the rigid ride some!

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                    • #11
                      not too sure about the ride yet...

                      I won't really know how it rides until I can get the project finished... I did drive it to the store without shocks, track bars, sway bars, or front driveline... I was out of blinker fluid (beer) It vibrates pretty bad at anything over 20 mph. I am not sure yet if I need to get a longer rear driveline or I have another problem. The CV driveshaft I had built was for a 4" lift, but I think I have over 6" now. The 5" military wrapped springs with the MORE boomerang shackles in the rear and the shackle reversal in the front gave me 5" between the bump stops and the bump stop extensions (that came with the 4" lift kit) in the front, and 6 1/2" in the rear, at static height. I am doing research on shocks and other parts I need right now. Any input on good shocks would be much appreciated...
                      Last edited by herman8r2; 07-15-2009, 10:56 AM. Reason: too much blinker fluid:-)

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                      • #12
                        why new swaybars and trac-bars? Im running SOA with a shackle reversal, daily driven, no swaybars or trac bars at all. a swaybar i could possibly see it its a street only rig, but ditch those tracbars.

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                        • #13
                          sway/trac bars

                          I want to keep the sway and track bars because I don't like to slow down for the corners while I am on the highway I will be putting in the sway bar disconnects so that I can unhook for offroad, but the roads where I live are somewhat crooked, and I would like to keep the steering/suspension slop to a minimum so that I can still go 60 mph without having to worry about ending up in the wrong lane... or upside down in the river

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                          • #14
                            Shocks

                            Has anyone out there used the Full Traction 5100 series shock? How about the Bilstein 5100 or 5150 series shock. I was gonna look into some Old Man Emu shocks, I have heard that they are the best for ride quality, but did not see them listed for a YJ with 6+ inches of lift. Any other suggestions?

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                            • #15
                              Yeah OME only makes stuff for like 2-2.5" of lift. Guess the Aussies don't see the need for anything taller.

                              donno about the Bilsein 5100 or 5150 but I run their 4600 series on my truck and love em.

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