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Upgrading stock shackles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Getting ready to install my echobit flip. I know ORD sells the HD shackles, but I am low on $$$ with Blazer Fest coming up. Has anybody boxed in the other side of their stockers, or at least put in a brace to make it like an H-shackle?
     
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    You mean for the front, or rear springs?

    The rear shackles for the front springs are just flat stock; if you have a drill and a saw you can make your own and save some $$.

    If you have a welder you can make your own for either end; obviously the rear ones are a bit harder to fab but it's doable. Mine are all custom as I had no idea how long I needed them until I had them in.

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    The stock rear shackles. I don't wanna build new ones just wondering about strengthening these ones up.
     
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    Anybody?
     
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    I have never done it because the stockers are relatively short, and should not bend unless really beat on. It would be pretty easy to do though.
     
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    Im in the same boat Brian. Ord stuff is nice but Mucho money's. I was looking at it and I dont see any reason That you couldnt box em up. Gonna box mine at school, Depending On how much of a hurry your in I could see about boxing yours as well?
     
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    I was just thinking about taking a piece of 1/4"x1.5 and making it like an H type shackle. This pic got me thinking, but it could be a sales pitch:thinking:

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    I don't wanna talk about ORD right now while I am waiting on the correct bushings to arrive. Blazer Fest is quickly approaching.:crazy:
     

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