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Shackle flip option?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mouse, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Great Falls Mt
    A friend of mine recently bought a book on suspension from one of the 4x4 magazines. In it, it shows a wrangler or FJ with what looks like a lever attached to the rear shackle to allow for additional droop.

    The shackle is a compression style setup, like a shackle flip. The shackle attaches to the lever (not the frame), and the lever attaches to the frame about 18 inches forward.

    Under compression the shackle works like a normal one. When in a droop condition, the lever allows the shackle to drop 6-8 inches below the frame, giving additional contact for the tires.

    Does anyone know who runs this type of setup, or where I could get more info?

  2. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

    Oct 28, 2003
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    Kitsap County PACNORWEST
    I would talk to marv springer or AZ-K5 i believe. It is commonly referred to as a springer suspension because I believe marv designed it. It uses a lever as you stated and ford 57s it nets about 24" of wheel travel sick flex. I know a few people on here run them and really like them.


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