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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-08-2004, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Options for shackles.

No not leaf shackles.

Wrap bar shackes.

Just did a big ole search on the PBB.

Does anyone use a small (4" or so) limiting strap on their shackle end of the ladder bar?

I used to have a shackle, but I could FEEL it limiting articulation when it was all done up.

I've seen the rotating shackles (like h8s old one..) but I was wondering if it could be simpler.

Just slap a chunk of chain, or limiting strap on there, make sure its tight at ride height sitting on the street, and then forget its even there.

The only problem I can see is controling wrap in reverse... but then again I'm not in the habbit of doing burn outs in reverse anyways. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Thoughts?
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Re: Options for shackles.

Ok, heres a little sketch I whiped up.

I Think I've got the reverse wrap problem in the bag too.

Why not use a bumpstop? i'd alow for NO forward wrap, and a little reverse wrap.

when I start to flex it out, the bar would be free to slide from the bumpstops "crade" like hold.. and move fairly freely..

What do you all think?

Heres a little sketch. Lets see if anyone can understand my twisted mind without an explanation [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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Re: Options for shackles.

I like the idea. I'm thinking that hard braking might cause the reverse wrap, the strap is a good idea. So you're going to build a sturdy cross member to have the bump stop push up against?
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Re: Options for shackles.

Reverse wrap would push down on the bumpstop.. whcih is mounted to to skidplate... (x-member)

Positive wrap will try to pull the bar up, which will be limited by the strap
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Re: Options for shackles.

Build it and see what happens.
On all the ones I have built the easiest system for me has been using a shackle and a weld on heim joint at the crossmember side.
As far as it limiting articualtion, never had a problem with this set-up, I could get to the max travel of 14" shocks canted inwards with or w/o the bar mounted, and even taking the shocks off the diffrence was negligable.
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