Forum Index
Jeep Horizons HomeLinksJeep Horizons Tech Write-upsJeep newsLand useContact

 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Shackle lift short cut????


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> YJ Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
pamoose34
Member


Joined: 23 Jan 2006
Location: Winston-Salem, NC

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:09 am    Post subject: Shackle lift short cut???? Reply with quote

If any of you have put a shackle lift on a factory YJ you most likely have run into the problem of the direction the bolts on the rear leafs. They are pointed to the outside with the head towards the gas tank. The space between the tank and the frame is not big enough to get them out without cutting them or dropping the fuel tank. If thats the case, then I will just have to suck it up and do it.
If any of you know of a different way to do this project without dropping the tank just to get the friggin' bolts out please feel free to let me know. Otherwise, I will have a front end lifted YJ running around loose on my hands.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
tonloco
Member


Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Location: Watauga, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i had the same problem and never could get them out so i just cut them off and put the new ones in the other direction
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pamoose34
Member


Joined: 23 Jan 2006
Location: Winston-Salem, NC

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Watauga TX, I'm a Dallas native now elsewhere (I miss the mother land!). Yes I found out after the fact of your email and completing my project (I cut the bolts, thanks for the suggestion) while speaking with my brother who looked online somewhere and saw that with the 20gal tanks there is always this problem, where as if I had the 15 gal tank this would not have been the issue. If I was hell bent on keeping the bolts without cutting them the only option would be to drop the tank and do the job then. Those stupid engineers at Jeep did that on purpose because the front bolts were not like this, they were pointed inward and came off without any problems. Either way thanks for the suggestion, otherwise I would have dropped my tank like an idiot.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
tonloco
Member


Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Location: Watauga, Texas

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is funny my dad has a 90 yj but his did not come with gas tank skid so i was able to do his without any problems. at least now that you are done when you decide to put a supension lift on it will be easier
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
93YJFalcon
Member


Joined: 14 Sep 2005

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cut mine out, but I've heard that you can push the bolt in towards the tank far enough to get the rubber bushings out then you can somehow wiggle the bolt out the rest of the way. I'm not sure if this really works though, just something I've heard.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> YJ Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Visit links4jeeps.com for write-ups, forums and clubs




Jeep®, Wrangler, Cherokee, Liberty and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler LLC.
jeephorizons.com is not in any way associated with or endorsed by the Chrysler LLC.
All other content is copyright Jeep Horizons 2004-2008.
Tech write-ups Links Discussion board Land use News Site Map Terms of Use

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group