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ORD greaseable shackles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MUD JUNKIE, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    are they worth the money? Im sick of my springs hitting my frame offroad,heck I hear it everyday after work when I pull into my driveway!
    who has them,and how do you like them?
     
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    everyone I know that has them likes them, I have them but the K5 hasn't done anything but move from the driveway to the garage since install. They are way heavier duty than the stock parts and great quality, I think I am gonna be quite happy with them. Can't see the spring contacting the frame anytime soon either.
     
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    Can someone measure the center to center distance on the holes in the ORD shackles? When I put my '60 in I'm going to upgrade to 1/2" hardware and bushings and I want to make new shackles at the same time.
     
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    Put them on my rig,They are alot heavier than the stock ones.They work real well.........
     
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    ORD's are 1/2" longer than stock
     
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    If I were to do it over again I think I would relocate my shackle hanger forward on the frame and make like a 2" longer shackel for better shackle angle. I must say just sitting there not worn in and not flexing the shackle angle doesn't impress me on the ORDs.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    ORD's are 1/2" longer than stock

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    My current shackles aren't stock and I can't remember how long they were compared to stock, either.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    ORD's are 1/2" longer than stock

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    My current shackles aren't stock and I can't remember how long they were compared to stock, either.
     
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    4" center to center
     
  10. jekbrown

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    ord front shackles are /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    [ QUOTE ]
    ORD's are 1/2" longer than stock

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    They are the exact same length as my stockers on the 88 /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I believe in later years they came form the factory with longer shackles to prevent the spring frame contact thing.
     
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    I believe in later years they came form the factory with longer shackles to prevent the spring frame contact thing.

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    Yup. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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