Homemade shackles... Why not?

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by Clubbs, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Clubbs

    Clubbs Well-Known Member

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    Considering a mild lift on the Cummins. Plan is for thuren 3" coils and thuren's longer arms, new shocks all around, but struggling to pay what he's asking for the rear shackles. Looks like there's about $15 of steel and a couple hours worth of fab time there, some sleeves and bushings. Am I missing something here?
     
  2. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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  3. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    I've handled those Thuren shackles and they are pure beef. They maybe expensive but I'd fork out for them.
     
  4. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    No reason why not. Just do it. Make sure they are built right. I did it on my old CJ 20 years ago. Worked fine and I didn't know WTH I was doing.
     
  5. Clubbs

    Clubbs Well-Known Member

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    That's the plan, have to put down the cash for the new bouncers up front and new control arms first.
     

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