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Shackle Reversal ??

I've just installed a shackle reversal. Previously, when I had extended shackles, I installed caster shims in the front spring packs. I doubt I'll have time to remove them before the Melt. What would be the negative effects on steering? Thanks....

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Re: Shackle Reversal ??

might act funny on the road. you driving or towin? we can remove them at camp one evening. shouldnt take long.
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Re: Shackle Reversal ??

Depends on which way they are, too much positive caster and it will steer hard, to much negative, you'll be all over the road, kinda, and the steering wheel wont naturally come back to center after a turn. Though the only good thing about negative caster, if your hit with a strong side wind the rig will have the tendancy to turn into the wind rather then just being blown across with the wind. But its still bad. I know 1st hand ;-)

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Re: Shackle Reversal ??

BB, I'm driving it to the Melt. Taking them out at the Melt wouldn't be a problem?

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Re: Shackle Reversal ??

The northeast contingent will have a portable garage..
(Just kidding but we will be there to help too.)

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Re: Shackle Reversal ??

Glenn,

Potable shop is not far from the truth. When bob gets the on-board welder installed, I'm not sure what fixes wouldn't be possible on the trail.

Never fear Crow, we'll fix it up. How does it drive now?

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Re: Shackle Reversal ??

Thanks guys! It drives smooooooooooooth! Today is a washout (raining) and I doubt I'll have the time to remove the shims before my drive to the Melt.
The S/R was missing the 2 1/2" bolts that are used in the metal bushing holes. I thought I had some killer bolts (grade 8+) but I was wrong. Temporarliy, I used some aircraft SS threaded rod. I'll pick up the proper bolts today. Thanks Tim...BTW... My estimated time equation (estimated time x 2.6) held true to form. Got done cleaning up at 11PM (extended dinner break included). I started cleaning/painting at 3:30. Guess I work slow....

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Slow is good, it means that you are being thorough.
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