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Shackle selection

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by MOP, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Oct 3, 2006
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

    Manhattan, KS
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    any reason to go with one of these versus the other? Both of these are greaseable stock length I think, but the 2nd is twice the price edit: bushings not included with either


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  2. Oct 4, 2006
    w3srl

    w3srl Semi-retired in Florida Staff Member

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    I'm running the bottom ones Mike, and I like them because of the center bolt for less flexing. I used poly bushings too, and with the greasble bolts there is nary a squeak!
     
  3. Oct 4, 2006
    JeepsRcool

    JeepsRcool Member

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    yeah the cener bolt with the spacer would minimize the chance of them bending. mine have a block welded in the middle.
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    yeah they are 3/8 inch steel and strong.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2006
    jayhawkclint

    jayhawkclint ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    This is what I just went through on mine. I found, after much reduction of variables, that bushings make more difference than anything else. With that said, I finally ended up with the "H" pattern. (1/4" plate minimum on each side, tube welded in the middle).
     
  5. Oct 4, 2006
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    My bushings are good/new with my lift. My concerns are one of my original shackles snapping and getting greasable versions. So, the 2nd one is what i'll likely go with.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2006
    JeepTherapy

    JeepTherapy Sponsor

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    I agree also with the second. Worth the extra cash I think... mine are BDS standard length (on black jeep) But I think they are 3/8"
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  7. Oct 4, 2006
    Project71-5

    Project71-5 BACON

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    I went with MORE greasables on the rear and daystar for the front. They are a little pricey but I am very happy with them. Combined with the 4wd hardware lift, I find the ride to be about as smooth as you can get in a CJ5.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2006
    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

    Hermitage, TN
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    MORE makes a great shackle.
     

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