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Warn Shackles...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mikey_d05, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Does anyone know how much the working load limit (WLL) on a Warn 3/4" shackle is? If they have one, it should be stamped into the U shaped part of the shackle. I'm wondering because I can get pretty hefty shackles at my local farm store and would like to see if the Warn ones are significantly stronger.
     
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    Don't buy the Warn Shackles, they are Chinese junk shackles. Get a good US made shackle. It will be rated for more weight and be supporting the US over the Warn junk that you are paying for the name on. The price on the US shackle will be roughly the same for a stronger produce.

    The Warn shackles are rated at 4 3/4 ton WLL. The US shackle the same size is rated for 6 1/2 ton WLL.

    Harley
     
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    Were is the best place to get shackles??? 4wp??
     
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    Yeah, my local farm store sells shackles with a 6 1/2 ton WLL for $10, and ones with an 8 1/2 ton WLL for $18. I was a little surprised when I saw the Warn shackles were only rated at 9500 pounds. Thanks for the info.
     
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    4WP will only sell the Warn Junk. You will need to go to a local supply house or something to get the good ones

    Harley
     
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    Alright, so next question, what size are all of you running? The 6 1/2 ton WLL shackle will fit with no modification. The 8 1/2 ton WLL shackle will require me to slightly enlarge the hole in the bracket, potentially weakening it if I don't reinforce it. It would be a headache to do the mods and run a larger one but that's the last thing I need flying through the air during a pull.
     
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    What bracket do you have? I have weld on shackle mounts from 4x4 Iron and my 3/4" shackle is WAY smaller then the hole. I could use a much larger shackle in my front mounts then 3/4". A 3/4" shackle is pretty strong so I don't know if it is really necessary to step up unless you are doing some really hard pulls on your truck with alot of momentum.

    Harley
     
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    I have the shackle brackets originally used on military 1 1/4 troop carriers. the diameter of the hole in the bracket is almost 1 1/8", making it almost 1/4" larger than the pin on a 3/4" shackle. (the pins are usually 7/8") I believe the pin on the larger shackle I mentioned is 1 1/4". I don't do anything crazy with recovery straps, I was just wondering if anybody had broken any shackles with fullsize vehicles.
     

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