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Spring Shackle Length

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by bigjohn, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Feb 11, 2020
    bigjohn

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    Hi guys, I'm looking for the stock spring shackle length, eye to eye, front and rear. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2020
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member 2020 Sponsor

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    I think its 2.75" both front and rear...
     
  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:06 PM
    bigjohn

    bigjohn Member

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    Awesome thanks James!
     
  4. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:25 PM
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    Somewhere here I may have my OEM shackles. But where?
     
  5. Feb 13, 2020 at 1:28 PM
    bigjohn

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    Thank you sir. I think I'll either order/build some or go 1" lift. The shackles that came in it are 5.5", so almost 3" lift. Way too much. Rear pinion and front caster are very unhappy.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2020 at 1:39 PM
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member 2020 Sponsor

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    My 70 came with very long shackles from the PO as well....I replaced the with the warrior 1/2" lift shackles which are 3.25" eye to eye....I've since added caster shims when I installed the bds springs and would consider up to a 3.75" long shackle (could use a smidge more lift on the front end to clear the 33s)....anyway, as you've seen my 70 up close, it may help to know the specs...2.5bds springs, 5 degree caster shim, 3.25" shackle running 33x10.5 that pretty much max out the clearance....
     
  7. Feb 13, 2020 at 2:06 PM
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    Still haven't found mine. May never find em. But a search of the inter web says 3" c-c.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2020 at 12:57 PM
    Lockman

    Lockman My " Rosie" 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I replaced my ' 75's shackle's from the ones in the pic's , to OEM shackle's that measure 2 3/4 " , on center. The pictured shackle's are 3 3/4 " , O.C. They are nice , powdercoated , & custom.... I believe ? If any one can use them , Please PM me.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020 at 1:03 PM
  9. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:08 AM
    Ol Fogie

    Ol Fogie 74 cj5 304

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    IMG_0483.JPG I think my factory shackles are 3 in ctr to ctr. If you are using a lifted spring assy. you may need longer shackle length to accommodate the additional travel length of the springs from full compress to full ext. I bought some really good quality shackle kits from crabtree tool. He can make them in about any length and width you might need. The ones in the pic are for my YJ spring conversion project. They are 4 in ctr to ct
     

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