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Old 05-05-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
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Question about shackles

Hey guys,

I was wondering if anyone could recommend shackles for my 94 square-eye. I have two bent front ones (my sis-in-law owned it before me and it was trashed). Anyway, she knocked the front end pretty hard and both shackles are bent to the passenger side. I would say they're bent about 1 full inch over. The tires are wearing fine and it doesn't handle too badly, but I'm anal about things like this and, well, I just don't like it.
So I want to buy more and I figure if I replace 'em, why not lift it an inch or two. I'm not quite ready, physically or financially, to embark on a full lift kit, but I'm running 31's on a stock lift and they rub only if I turn way to one side or the other. I'll just put on 4 new ones.
Are there better ones that are the worth the extra money, or will JC Whitney specials work?

I am also going to put 1 inch wheel spacers to eliminate the rubbing thing.


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Old 05-05-2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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I have been running JC Whitney specials for about 3 years with no troubles. I think I got-em for about $17 a pair ......can't remember but it was pretty Cheap anyway, I think they were "Desert Steel".

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Old 05-14-2006, 06:57 AM   #3
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Where are your tires rubbing?

Did this start after you bent the shackles?
Are they bent enough to shift your axle to one side enough to cause the rubbing?

If it is not due to your bent shackles then your rim off-set could be the problem. That can be fixed with spacers, if you trust them.
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:59 PM   #4
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his tires are prolly rubbin right where mine do on the clamps that hold the leaf pack together. i dont mind it, just i need to offset my wheels black steel wheels is the way to go its where i have my problems
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dont waste your money on junk lifts, save a few extra pennies and get something good.
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