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Shakles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MR.4x4, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. MR.4x4

    MR.4x4 Registered Member

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    Wat are the diference between the SHACKLES and the REVOLVER SHACKLES?????
    Wich is the maximum length of a SHACKLE??

    Thanks for your help!!
     
  2. jackedjimmy

    jackedjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Revolver shackles are an aftermarket part mostly used on jeeps to increse axle articulation. A shackle on a k5 is found on the rear of the leaf springs and allows the spings to move a little bit.

    There is no set legth that a shackle can be.
     
  3. tomseviltwin

    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

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    A revolver shackle is a shackle that is hinged in the middle. It basically rides folded up on itself but when the axle droops, it unfolds to allow for more travel, while a fixed shackle only has forward and backword movement according to the compression of the springs. I talked to a Terra Mnfg Rep at an offroad show last week who said the revolvers weren't actually designed for the weight of a fullsize, but there are people here who run them OK I think.

    Tom
     
  4. MR.4x4

    MR.4x4 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your help!!
     

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