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Boomerang Shackles

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I am looking to get a set of 4 boomerang shackles. I saw these on ebay from southwest 4x4.

eBay Motors: New Boomerang Shackle Set for YJ Jeep (item 220103716374 end time Apr-24-07 17:41:39 PDT)

Anyone know if these are good? I have always heard of Currie and didn't know if the southwest are as nice. There is a $50 dollar difference.

If you state Currie, do you know the cheapest place to find them? maybe free shipping.

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Ain't worth the powder to blow 'em to hell. You can't regulate when/where/how they'll open. That means you'll get axle droop but not weight put on the wheel. That's not an answer.
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Ain't worth the powder to blow 'em to hell. You can't regulate when/where/how they'll open. That means you'll get axle droop but not weight put on the wheel. That's not an answer.
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See.. even Taz is right more than me...
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HEY! I ainít even in this thread and Iím getting trashed.

Just how many times you think Iíve been wrong? Excluding WAGs for ďmy Jeep wonít startĒ, Whatís this noise?Ē, etc.

Being that you brought me in, NO SHACKLE LIFT.

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The one thing that I don't like about those shakles is that the cross brace is welded to the shakle. I like the bolted kind better because you can loosen the bolt alittle to get better movement.

Is there a reason that you want a boomerange shackle -- do you have a specific problem?


You might look at M.O.R.E. for a similar shackle and at 4wd.com for cheaper.
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Hey Taz, not trash... just comment...
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There is no difference between them and a straight shackle....

All I can say is "gimmick"....

Basically they are just a funny shaped shackle that is 2" longer than stock...truth is you want to avoid lifting with shackles....you are putting more stress on the spring hangers. it changes your caster in the front and is not as stable....

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These shackles where made for the rear lift springs on YJs, the shape is to keep the shackle from hitting the rear frame crossmember when the lift spring is compressed.
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Well the southwest company doesn't appear to be the best quality to me.

I am looking for a set of 4 YJ shackles, 3/8 plate and around 5-5.25 inches from center hole to center hole. (Stock is 4) I don't think the exta inch will kill anything.

I have found a set of M.O.R.E for $165 shipped.
A set of currie (4inch hole to hole and 1/4 plate) sides only is $82 shipped.

I would go straight instead of boomerang style if it meets my criteria.

Any ideas, help, stores and prices would be great.

Or should I just put stock YJ shackles? I don't know.

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