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Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by rdn2blazer, Sep 16, 2005.
when are the heavy duty shackles on the UAK10 going to be for sale?
They changed the design, the new still are for sale
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]After seeing some thrashed rear shackles, we decided a beefier system was in order. These are folded and fully welded 1/4" steel with a .250 wall tube. The back gusset is extended down the spring mounting "ears" to keep them from bending. We also build them in different lengths for custom suspension applications. The "short" length is 4.5" center to center which is the same as a '88-'98 GM and 1/2" longer than a '67-'87. The "long" length is 6" center to center for improved shackle swing.
Looking for a nice flexible rear suspension? Try our 6" SuperShackles with a '88-98 GM truck spring and our 2.5" shackle flip kit. This will net you a 4" lift with great suspension action and control. This system was the choice of Petersen's 4Wheel and Offroad for the UAK10.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4.5 or 6.0 with non greasable poly bushings: $115.00 per pair
4.5 or 6.0 with greasable poly bushings: $125.00 per pair[/font]
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that is not the same shackle used on the UAK10 on page 104 of the nov. 05' issue, its a tube style shackle. says its a prototype in the article.
This info is correct. They did change the design. These are available, they are not selling the tube style like shown on the UA K10.
We've considered selling the tube style as a "do it yourself" make-it-your-own-length kit but it's going to be hard to beat the price on the folded style. Especially when you start comparing strength features. The back gusset has to be added to the tube style but is integral to the folded shackles, eliminating the extra weld joint is always a nice feature since it's one less place for a failure to occur, and with fewer parts total and fewer parts that have to be fit by a guy, the folded guys get cheaper to assemble.
Some quick price figuring indicates that the tube shackle kit would run somewhere around $75-80 in greasable form. If you wanted to cope your own tube, you could knock roughly $5-10 off that. Given that there's considerable fitting and welding time in them, I think they'd end up a bit more expensive than the folded version if we sold them assembled.
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