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New rear shackles?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thedrip, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. thedrip

    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    I was cutting up my shackle hangers on my Jimmy for a shackle flip, and when it didn't feel like it wanted to go back together right, I noticed something a little odd about one of my shackles.

    Needless to say I am now in the market for a pair of shackles, where can I buy heavier than stock duty units?

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  2. mud390

    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    ORD makes some nice, beefy shackles. I believe a company called Hill makes shackles too.

    Kris
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    ORD makes some nice, beefy shackles. I believe a company called Hill makes shackles too.

    Kris

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    The one pictured is for the rear springs, I don't think either company makes replacement rear shackles. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif


    You might have to go to a lowering shackle in order to buy something different (or make something).
     
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    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    Disreguard my stupidity! Sorry. Must've brain farted. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Kris
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I thought it smelled funny in here. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  6. thedrip

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    I ran by the usual parts stores around here looking for generic drop shackles, they all look like they're made out of tin. I don't particularily want to build my own. Mostly because I'm lazy, and I know I don't have the steel to do it kicking around, and steel is just too damned expensive right now.
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    IIRC ORD does make some beefy rear shackles. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    i have some stock ones if u give in and dont buy aftermarket shackles /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I already did, and thats too bad, cuz I got those blocks you want too... shiet!
     
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    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    Actually, I supposed I can return the shackles... and I'm already getting a bushing set for stock sized shackles as well (came with the leaf spring set)... I think we might be able to work out something that involves blocks, ubolts and shackles this weekend.
     
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    let me know so i can pull a set for u.
     
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    Sounds like a plan... "pull a set" .. you have a junkyard of c/k trucks down there in AJ or something?
     
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    something close to that /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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