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shackles

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 72cruiser, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. 72cruiser

    72cruiser

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    sup y'all,

    i'm goin through my suspension and changin out all the old stuff. i figure 31 years is long enuf.

    already got poly bushings, looking at lift springs (probably not gonna happen now - $$$), and i've been searching the internet for some shackles.

    i would like some that have ~1in of lift. nothing big, basically just a replacement for the ol nappy stock ones.

    where can i find the best price? i've looked at ccot, sor, jto, and a couple other sites.


    any ideas would be cool, thanks,
    jonathan
    jmalphr@clemson.edu
     
  2. Gus

    Gus SILVER Star

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    Go with the greasable shackles, they kick ass. I have 2.5"(1.25" lift) greasable shackles in the rear of my 40, I baught them from TPI , pretty good prices and friendly service; I also baught my greasable spring pins from them. I'm running stock legnth greasable shackles from Spector Off Road in the front. The greasable shackles are worth the extra $$ they're easier to install and cut down on friction between the bushings and shackle.
     
  3. CruisinGA

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    Definatly get greasables. I'm running the anti-inversion greasables from SOR. About $170 for 4. I don't know how this compares in price to others, but they are very well made, and it seemed like a good idea when you're running 4" lift SUA springs. One less thing to worry about.
     
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    man, if you search hard enough, you can find some really good deals on lifts...(BDS, OME, etc...). i went with DAYSTARS shackles...greasable...OME pins....they are tough as f@ck!!!!
     
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    I forget what thread it was but there was a discussion about shackles and how if they are very much taller than stock you may need to shim your axle. You might look for it.
     
  6. Degnol

    Degnol

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    I'd check "For Sale" on this board and on POR. There is always someone doing a springover or taller springs and ashcanning the old "lift" shackles. Post in wanted and see what happens.
    GL
    Ed