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Trick shackles, can anyone make em?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PsychoticDeadGuy, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    they pivot in the middle so it doesnt stress the spring anymore than it has too...they look really cool. so can anyone make them for cheap or point me in the direction in making my own?
     
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    TerraFlex comes to mind, same basic idea. i've heard they're not real good on fullsize rigs. something about causing the suspension to load and unload at unopportune times. or maybe i'm confusing it with a simple double shackle setup. seems to me though that it would at least cause lots of body roll.
     
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    they tera-flex ones are like 2 shackles together and they pivot. these are different and look much safer than the tera-junk ones...a friend of mine has a heep with the tera shackles on it and he doesnt like em...lots of droop though...i just want to be able to allow the springs to not twist quite as much as they do...
     
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    i wouldnt run them, they are made for quarter eliptical systems which uses links to position the axle under the vehicle. byt using these on a full leaf your just asking for disaster. just think about how the springs locate the axle, these arent what youd want under there
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Agreed. I can just see the back of some guys truck flopping from side to side every time he turned.
     
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    in conjunction with a good panhard this could be a nice setup.
     
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    im sure they can be made to work but on their own i wouldnt run em
     
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    They could be made so the shackles could move side to side , and then be pinned to drive on the steet .

    Make the upper shackle piece like a bell , boxed of course , with a hole on each side so a pin can limit movement on street , but with pin out it can move :D
     
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