shackle bushing nightmare (1 Viewer)

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I have run out of ideas. I purchased the ccot shackles that are wider than normal. I have waited for backordered bushings many weeks to find out they did not fit..They sent the aussie style later and they still are .100 too narrow. I want this done right. Has anyone dealt with this? Any suggestions/fixes--other than cobbling it up. Energy suspension does not have the correct specs either..I have searched that route
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I just tacked the flat washers to the shackles. Just make sure your welds aren't taller than the washers, or you'll have to grind em flush. Prolly don't even need to tack em, I did it so I wouldn't have to hold em in place.....
 
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Hence why I make my own shackles, doesn't take much time and it's an enjoyable, quick project. That's the issue with a mass produced part, it doesn't perfectly fit any given vehicle without modification where as if you make it yourself you can come up with whatever you want..
 

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If you don't want to make your own from scratch, AND if you don't want to send those back..

Take them off the rig, walk to a band-saw, and cut those ladder bars out of the middle of them.. Woiala (sp.) you have your own custom shackles...

Did this to mine and haven't looked back since..
 

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