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Old 08-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: suspension lift!

Not sure how it related to lifting a Jeep, but in my high school days shackles were used to raise the back ends of our race cars. They essentiall lift the frame off the leaf springs. They are just a 2" or 3" bar that bolted to the leaf spring mount, and the leaf spring now bolts 2" or 3" down at the other end of the shackle.

The traction bars were used to help prevent the differential from twisting the leaf springs due to torque. They bolted to the leaf springs acting as a 'kick stand' or 'stop' helping to keep the tires turning, not the differential.

I hope this helps...
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