This is a view of the rear shackles
M.O.R.E. Greasable 1/2" Lift Shackles

For some crazy reason I will never know, the previous owner my CJ thought it would be a better idea to install humongous lift shackles that measured 6.5" eye to eye instead of just doing a 1" body lift. Needless to say, this poor mans lift did allow 35" tires to fit but it also made driving in a straight line virtually impossible. I'm telling you, if you are considering lift shackles, don't go any higher than 1/2" or you will regret it. The other problem I had with the old shackles was that they were so tightly cranked on, they wouldn't rotate very well and gave a really harsh ride. The solution, get lower shackles to help correct my steering problem and go with greasable/poly bushings to soften up the ride. I decided to buy a set of MORE 1/2" lift shackles because they were a little cheaper then Daystar's and I have always been pleased by their products and customer service. Needless to say, these things are built well and stout! After installing them, the lower shackles did wonders to my steering woes and the greasable bushings (torque correctly) really smoothed out my ride... almost as comfortable as my TJ if you can believe it. If you're looking for a new set of shackles or just want a little more lift, I would highly recommend MORE's.

I installed my new MORE greasable shackles when I was working on replacing my rear cross member. Your FSM, Haynes or Chiltons manual should be adequate enough to show you how to install these. You are also more than welcome to read my new rear end write-up which also shows one way of doing it.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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