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Spring Hangers Shackles

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Swapping your vehicle's leaf springs is relatively easy in theory, but it's labor-intensive. The springs are hung by hangers and shackles and both the chassis and the axles must be supported separately when changing the leaf springs. The differences between vehicles may be shackle style and spring-under or spring-over axle designs. The CJ's shocks were unbolted from the lower spring plate, the U-bolts were removed, and then the springs were unbolted.