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Old 12-24-2013, 03:23 AM   #1
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Stuck shackle problems

Went wheeling sunday and for the second trip in a row my shackle got stuck against the frame. Last time it was a pain in the ass to get back to normal. Also because of it my springs look like they are separating from eachother. Should that worry me? I will get better pictures tomorrow

What's the best way to keep the shackles from getting stuck, bump stops?
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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Boomerang or tow shackles can help prevent it from happening. I know I've heard about people bending their springs because of shackle inversion. Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in

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Old 12-24-2013, 07:55 AM   #3
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what springs u running,,r ur shackle bolts tourqed properly,,

i have had it happen,,,a couple times myself
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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Definately make sure bolts are adjusted to proper torque spec. Boomerang shackles will be best to prevent it from happening any more.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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I also had this happen. I jacked the front up and took a big crowbar and popped it back out. I am replacing with Daystar Super shackle.
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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I'll look into boomerang shackles. I'm not sure if they are torqued to spec but I doubt it. Thanks
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:54 AM   #7
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The "factory spec" for shackles is something around 90#. But a lot of people here (including myself) recommend torquing them to around 45-50# to ensure they don't get stiff. And greasable bolts/bushings can help that too
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:03 PM   #8
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I just did poly bushings and boom shackles with grease bolts I love the ride so far. I don't wheel but we flexed it out and I can see how they will help. They should also prevent inversion.
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:21 PM   #9
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Where did you guys buy your boomerang shackles from? For some reason I could only find lift shackles. I want to keep stock height shackles
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:55 PM   #10
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #11
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Mine were half in lift of eBay. I think Moore has stock height or 5/8".
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #12
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Do my springs still look ok?
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #13
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Looks bent by the main eye to me.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #14
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they sell leaf springs a piece on extreme terrain.
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that's why it's beter to run BDS springs with a military wrap.
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No they don't look bent ( they are bent ).
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:37 AM   #17
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Last time I got the shackle unstuck the springs went sort of back into place. Is there anything I can do to clamp them together to get a bit more life out of them? Or am I just in for replacing or risking them snapping?

I was thinking about doing rough country's 4.5 military wrap lift in a year or so, was hopping on using my car funds on my Camaro before fixing my jeep AGAIN
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If they keep getting stuck something is wrong. You should look at the metal sleeve in the rubber bushings. Are they too wide or are the shackles so tight they bind.

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