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Unread 11-17-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I got the MORE greasable shackles for the front of my jeep and first off the spring hits teh center brace on the passenger side slightly for some reason, what could cause that and secondly I am not satisfied with these MORE products at all first off they sent them shackles out a week late and tonite when I was torquing the bolts they snapped on me. It's driving me nuts.

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Unread 11-17-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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umm how tight were you making those?
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Unread 11-17-2005, 08:14 PM   #3
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umm how tight were you making those?
Yeah no kidding, I got MORE's boomerang shackles and I love em. I only torqued to 30 lbs but I dont know how tight someone would have to go to snap the bolts.
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Unread 11-17-2005, 08:38 PM   #4
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the spec in my haynes manual said 55 so i was going to 50 when they snapped
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Unread 11-18-2005, 05:33 AM   #5
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...first off the spring hits teh center brace on the passenger side slightly for some reason, what could cause that...
Short answer? They don't fit. Aftermarket spring makers can make the spring eye any diameter they choose, and most all are larger than stock. Aftermarket shackle makers tend to make them for stock springs. If I was in your place, I would alter the offending shackle to fit (e.g. grind down the center brace a bit).
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Unread 11-18-2005, 11:07 AM   #6
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the thing is when I ordered them I specifically ordered them for BDS springs and the dealer said they would fit.
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Unread 11-18-2005, 12:56 PM   #7
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Arent BDS military wrapped? I think thats why they hit. And are you running them the correct direction. For the fronts, you should be running them in what looks to be an "upside down" configuration. The shorter end of the shackle should be bolted to the frame, the longer end to the spring.
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Unread 11-18-2005, 01:00 PM   #8
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the spec in my haynes manual said 55 so i was going to 50 when they snapped
No need to go that tight....30-35lbs is perfect.
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Unread 11-18-2005, 02:28 PM   #9
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"roadhead" they're not the boomerangs for the front, they're the standard lubeable shackles. I was thinking about just pulling the center brace out and going without it, does anyone think that'll greatly affect the shackle?
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