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J20 front shackles

Postby JamesDarling » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:47 am

Ive been trying to search for the answer to this but I'm not getting a black and white kinda answer.
I was looking to purchase front shackles and every big jeep vendor site has the disclaimer doesn't fit j20.
I was wondering what guys use on the j20 fronts. BJ;s has a lift shackle that seems like it would work but not trying to lift in that way.
should i just rebuild the current ones? they are heavily rusted

all insight is greatly appreciated!
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Re: J20 front shackles

Postby Stuka » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:12 am

As I recall the difference is that J20's don't use the stamped steel shackles, but instead use a heavier duty welded shackle. But that may just depend on the year. Spring sizes are the same, frame side is the same as I recall.
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Re: J20 front shackles

Postby rocklaurence » Tue May 01, 2018 4:46 am

Stuka wrote:As I recall the difference is that J20's don't use the stamped steel shackles, but instead use a heavier duty welded shackle. But that may just depend on the year. Spring sizes are the same, frame side is the same as I recall.

Yes, thats my understanding/experience--just heavier/thicker steel. I believe a good set for a Later Cherokee SJ will fit.

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Re: J20 front shackles

Postby fulsizjeep » Tue May 01, 2018 4:50 am

rocklaurence wrote:Yes, thats my understanding/experience--just heavier/thicker steel. I believe a good set for a Later Cherokee SJ will fit.

Yep, 74-91 J10, Cherk and Waggy front shackles will work on a J20.
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Re: J20 front shackles

Postby fsj454 » Wed May 02, 2018 4:29 pm

I use j20 shackles in the front of my 1982 Cherokee. HEAVY DUTY .

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Re: J20 front shackles

Postby JamesDarling » Mon May 07, 2018 2:25 pm

Does anyone recommend a good vendor ?
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Re: J20 front shackles

Postby Stuka » Mon May 07, 2018 4:49 pm

Standard stamped FSJ shackles for a 74+ FSJ will work. They are not as heavy duty, but they will bolt in place.
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
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Re: J20 front shackles

Postby JamesDarling » Fri May 11, 2018 10:57 am

Ok awesome thank you
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