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Revolver Shackles Anyone??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by oneofthefewbmx, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. oneofthefewbmx

    oneofthefewbmx 1/2 ton status

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    hey....i was wondering what yall's take is on revolver shackles for the rear of my 1 ton pickup....i have reverse shackles already so i can run revolver shackles and i know metal made rite (used to make them for chevys)
    doesnt make them anymore teraflex does, and teraflex doesnt make them for
    chevys but the xj is the same...i am curious as to strength of a jeep shackle under my heavy ass truck....also if you guys know anything about them unloading under accelleration or braking or sidehill climbs, or what have you...any help is appreciated...thanks
     
  2. beastofablaze

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    Word... anybody run these on one of our rigs?
     
  3. 85mudblazin

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    Heres a word for ya.........SEARCH:rolleyes:
     
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  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Ive posted my experience with them at least a dozen times now... a search with my name oughta find at least one of them.

    j
     
  6. gravdigr

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    cliff notes on revolver shackles...

    they are bad (as in not good) for our stuff.

    Unloading while going down a steep slope (bad)

    unloading when under heavy braking (bad)

    They were made for heeps which weigh about as much as my spare tire.

    The general consensus is do not run them on fullsize vehicles.
     
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    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    I seem to remember back when you joined you were full of questions too!!!:D
     
  8. 85mudblazin

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    But they werent questions that were asked every other day.

    I also knew how to use the search button :)
     
  9. blazd88

    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    but your still not done post padding!!
    PAD ON!!!!!
     
  10. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    whats post padding??:D
     
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    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    i will go see if webster has the definition.
     
  12. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I looked but couldnt find it.

    I need to go work on my junk;)
     
  13. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    my buddy just installed a set on his Ranger. He wants me to help design a panhard/trac bar because the axle walks side to side now :rolleyes:
     
  14. 76zimmer

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    SEARCH...........he he
     
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    i might as well inject some tech here since this thread already has plenty of calls to "search" and post padding. :rolleyes:

    anyway, as far as revs opening up under hard braking... that has never ever happened to me, even once... even when hammering the brakes and squeeling tires. I don't know if my rig is to light in the back... or what, but its never happened to me.

    The only unwanted time my revs have ever opened up is when I'm trying to bump up a ledge... sometimes they will open and that will "steal" the torque so the tire can't get up on the ledge. Not a good thing. On the other hand, sometimes the extra flex is very handy. Like almost any suspension part, its a compromise.

    j
     

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