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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2003, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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what HD shackle for use with mil-wrap springs?

Simple enough question. Using BDS springs. I'd like to get by with as close to stock shackle height as possible. Anything you could recommend would be swell. Thanks.

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Re: what HD shackle for use with mil-wrap springs?

Because of the Mil wrap you're going to need to go at least 1/2" or so longer than stock just to allow for the shackle to clear. As to brand??? Con-fer makes a shackle that is about that much longer and is much beefier than stock. Don't know about your abilities and equipment, but shackles are real easy to make. Just buy some 3/8" or 1/2" thick by 2" wide strap steel, cut to the length you want and drill the hole for the shackle bolts. you even get to paint them the color of your choice [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: what HD shackle for use with mil-wrap springs?

I used MORE Boomerang on my rig. about $65 pr. but really well made stuff. check out their site at www.mountainoffroad.com
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Re: what HD shackle for use with mil-wrap springs?

Perfect, thanks much!

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Re: what HD shackle for use with mil-wrap springs?

I agree. I used the 5/8" lift MORE boomerangs in the rear, and built my own 1/2" lift for the fronts (used 3/8" plate), because I didn't want the boomerangs up front.
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