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Eye-to-eye length on stock shackle?

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Old 09-18-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Eye-to-eye length on stock shackle?

Does someone know, or can someone get this for me? Thanks!




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I'm thinking about changing my current front shackles (stock Explorer ones) to the Ranger-type shackles. Just want to know how they compare in length to Explorer stockers.


I forgot to mention Ranger, GJarrett! :p




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Center hole to center hole 4.5" However the top mount is differnet than the explorer. To use them you would have to redo your frame mount on the front end. Look for YJ shackes they come in a bunch of different lengths. 4"-7" can be found pretty easy. I have some extra ones that I belive are 5.75" center hole to center hole. If you want them all they will cost is ride up to chico in a box. Look at the shackles I used they are the same ones I am running up front. I just have an extra pair.




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Pffft, just make your own..

3/8" x 2" bar stock, cut, drill, and bolt on.. Oh, wait, you can't drill the right size hole..




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Pffft, just make your own..

3/8" x 2" bar stock, cut, drill, and bolt on.. Oh, wait, you can't drill the right size hole..

Bwwaaaaa!!! Good one!

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Yeah, I want to redo my front mounts to accept the Ranger kind.


Maybe I will just make my own then! :p



This type of mount would work much better for me. Except it would be more under the frame than on the side of it.
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Pffft, just make your own..

3/8" x 2" bar stock, cut, drill, and bolt on.. Oh, wait, you can't drill the right size hole..
Hahahahahhahahahahah ahha aha ha ha




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