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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2001, 10:15 PM
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Need advice on Shackles please

I've decided the cheap, junk shackles I have now MUST go before the spring is here! I'm getting way too much sway (side to side movement.) So, I'm wondering if anyone has some STOUT, WELDED shackles to suggest? I've already got a 4" spring lift on, so I don't need lift shackles neccessarily. Could someone check out this link and tell me if these shackles are any good? http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgi...111557&UREQA=1
They're the best looking I could find, as I want short, welded shackles. These provide 3/8" lift.
Thanks for any help,

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'80 CJ7,258 w/TR,4" spring lift + 1" shackles.
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Re: Need advice on Shackles please

My brother has those shackles on his jeep and says they are nice and stout.

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http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgi...111557&UREQA=1

They look like the shackles that I built for my jeep but mine are for small lift. anyway thay are same thickness and I've found mine to be quite rugged


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Re: Need advice on Shackles please

Thanks for the advice -- I'll probably end up getting these, then, because I can't hardly make some as I'm here for college. How did you make that link clickable?

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Re: Need advice on Shackles please

I run those exact shackles on my '85 CJ7 with slickrock hangars and the 3" Warn Black Diamond Springs.
Even bought them from Quadratec, although I waited a long long long time 'cause they were backordered.
They are really nice, and have held up well so far & stayed shiny [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Need advice on Shackles please

I have the Currie Tow Shackles, which are not welded. Just curious, but why do people weld them, seems like they'd be a PITA to put in compared to a non-welded. It'd also be VERY easy to make your own, just have a machine shop do them. Give them the specs on paper, and have them cut and punch the holes, then just use Grade 8 bolts and throw them on. I made my rear ones cheap, but a machine shop would probably charge $20-$25 for making them.



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Those look a whole lot like the ConFerrs I've been using for 10 years. Indestructible. the 3/8 is the closest you can get to stock length.

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Re: Need advice on Shackles please

Instead of buying those just cut some to the proper lift you want, use a drill press to drill the holes, then for a cneter brace, take a grade 8 bolt w/ a bunch of heavy duty washers and fill the middle space in with them, easier then welding, just about as strong, much easier to put on, cost you $5 at home depto.
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Another option is the shackles NO EXCUSES sells. They're greasable, have ureathane bushings, have a center bolt as opposed to being welded (easy install) and run about $50 a pair. The gold anodizing has held up well too.I think they're made by Canyon Crawler. $.02

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