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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2000, 07:29 AM
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Shackle question (Glenn?)

I just got my 3" Budget lift from RRO and am very pleasesd with it. So far I have managed to get the front springs mounted but not tightened down yet. My problem is with my old OEM shackles. Unlike some of the aftermarket ones I have seen, these have the shackle pin welded to one side of the bracket. The problem comes with the size of the pin itself. It will not fit into the gold metal sleeves that go inside of the new bushings that came in the kit. I tried to use the bushings without the sleeve in them but that leaves about a 1/8" play around the pin. Doesn't sound like much but it just looks like it could cause problems and vibrations when driving. Is it safe for them to be mounted like this (at least until I get some better shackles)? Or would I be better off just replacing the shackles now? Anybody else run into this?

Thanks for any help

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2000, 09:57 AM
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Re: Shackle question (Glenn?)

They make 2 different sets of bushing replacements. One is for the original shackles and one is for after-market
shackles. Sounds like the bushings you have are for the after-market. You will probably need to buy or make some shackles and use a good grade bolt that will fit in the sleeve.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2000, 06:56 AM
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Re: Shackle question (Glenn?)

I was afraid is was going to be something like that. Oh well, gives me an excuse to add more stuff and more lift


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