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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 03:07 PM
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revolver shackle

I was thinking of getting some revolver shackles. I was wondering if any body knew were to get some for a fullsize chevy?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2002, 04:13 PM
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Re: revolver shackle

they were only made/designed for jeeps, all though you can use them on full sizes i guess, shawn had them on his, owsome articulation, he hasn't visited this forum for quite some time now, i wonder how theyre doing under his truck.
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Re: revolver shackle

<font color="green"> A better design is available at www.springersuspensions.com </font color>
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Re: revolver shackle

I will never pay 200 bucks for a stupid 10.00 design like that. All that crap is just square tube with a hole to bolt to factory shackle. Thats the biggest rip off
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Re: revolver shackle

Well, no one actually asked you to buy them did they? I sure didn't hear them... And if you think it's a ripoff then be that way, I think it's one of the nicest designs out there for the rears of fullsize trucks and I would pay it, mainly for the peace of mind that I know it works.

As far as revolvers, they were made for fullsize trucks. But only for a short time due to all the bad stuff that goes along with them. Mainly there not too terribly safe.

You could probably find some used ones, but they haven't been produced for a year or two. I would go with the Springer setup.

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Re: revolver shackle

From what I've seen, folks who have used them (revolvers,)
mainly Jeeps, like them at first.
But after using them awhile they take them off.

1. They tend to open when you don't really want them to -
like steep downhills, causing potential nose overs.
2. Sidehills can get scarey if they open when you don't
want them to.
3. Sometimes one fails to close properly - creating
lop-sidedness.
4. They open when the wheel is hanging -- but when a wheel
is just hanging with no weight on it it has 0 traction.
It may look "cool" but doesn't really do much. Might as
well stop and take that wheel off completely at that point.
Articulation without traction still equals 0.
You want it to articulate with weight still on the wheel.
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