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post #1 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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best shackles for a comfortable ride

I'm about to pull the trigger on a 2.5 OME lift, my jeep already has a prothane body lift

the last piece of the puzzle would be a set of shackles to complete the suspension

I'll also be replacing swaybar links, the tierods, all the bushings

this jeep will be on the road 80% of the time, this is mostly my roadtrip vehicle/ blizzard mobile

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 10:29 AM
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i have boomerang shackles on mine and am in the process of installing an ome 2.5

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 10:35 AM
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Some nice boomerang shackles with greasable bushings would do the trick. You can get them from several manufacturers. Here is where I got mine since they are semi-local to me http://www.mountainoffroad.com/_e/de...les_Plates.htm

You can also PM this guy to keep it in the JF family. He is probably cheaper too http://jeepspace.jeepforum.com/BESRK
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Some nice boomerang shackles with greasable bushings would do the trick. You can get them from several manufacturers. Here is where I got mine since they are semi-local to me http://www.mountainoffroad.com/_e/de...les_Plates.htm

You can also PM this guy to keep it in the JF family. He is probably cheaper too http://jeepspace.jeepforum.com/BESRK
x2 on the BESRK shackles.
They are WAAAAAy cheaper than the MORE shackles. You do have to paint them and source your own hardware though. I spent about $6.00 on bolts and sleeves when I bought his shackles, so no biggie.

His shipping was fast and the product was nice and beefy. Can't go wrong with them.

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post #5 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 03:29 PM
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X3 on the BESRK products, I have them on all 4 corners. Great customer service and product.

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 03:56 PM
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X3 on the BESRK products, I have them on all 4 corners. Great customer service and product.
Same here
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 04:26 PM
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X4 on Eddies stuff he made the front bumper on my 95. It was great. Planning on getting some of his booms for the smurf

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 07:04 PM
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I have booms on mine too, but the shackle themselves aren't going to make a whole lot of difference. What will make a difference is how tight you make them, they certainly do not need to be tightened down to 60 ft. lbs.

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post #9 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 09:58 PM
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This is important



The red is the inner steel bushing and is paramount for proper shackle dynamic.

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 10:53 PM
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This is all that matters for shackle 'comfort'. Anything else is for another reason (booms for inversion etc, greaseable is a maintenance issue, not a performance one, lift is variable depending on needs.)

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The red is the inner steel bushing and is paramount for proper shackle dynamic.
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post #11 of 11 Old 10-09-2013, 12:31 AM
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I have booms on mine too, but the shackle themselves aren't going to make a whole lot of difference. What will make a difference is how tight you make them, they certainly do not need to be tightened down to 60 ft. lbs.
If they are designed proper you can make them as tight as you want and still move freely.

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