I have searched for my question and come across a few similar posts, but most of them are 8+ years old. So, I thought I would throw this out there again and see if anyone had any new information. I have a ‘78 scout II and I am replacing my 4” RC springs (which are super stiff riding (I might as well have a solid bar in place)) with some 4” skyjacker springs. I was hoping this would be plug and play. However, I am having issues with the front springs. I just purchased these springs directly from the skyjacker showroom this past week. I live about 4 hours from their warehouse. Well, my front springs are around 1.75” short of bolting to the shackle when the shackle is hanging in its factory position. I really don’t want to have to push the shackle all the way to the rear of the truck just to force it to bolt up. I also don’t think I should have to get an extended shackle to get it to bolt up. Is this a common issue with brand new lift springs? My RC springs would bolt right back in with no shackle manipulation. Granted, those springs might have relaxed a bit, but they were not old. I confirmed with skyjacker that I did have the correct front and rear springs and they said I just needed to muscle them on. I did get the rear springs bolted up, but the shackles are point toward the rear axle and my understanding is that they should be pointed the other way, away from the axle. The rear skyjacker leafs were also a bit shorter than the RC springs, but they did bolt up. Any ideas as to what I need to do next? Has anyone else had this issue, especially with the front springs? Any help would be greatly appreciated.