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post #1 of 35 Old 01-13-2014, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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WJ Shackle Tabs: Tow-Hook Replacements

Stand-Alone ” Shackle Tabs for WJ: $137.50



Many thanks to NOTW_WJ and platinum5.9 for their photos above.

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We used to recommend a competitor's product for stand alone shackle tabs... until they changed their design from 1" to 1/2" thick in order to compete at a price point with our modular tabs. What you see above is our response; the strongest stand-alone shackle tab on the market for 1999-2004 Grand Cherokees, period.

We've designed these to tuck up as close to the fascia as possible, allowing you to keep your stock approach angle. Each one is constructed with 8.5” of fillet weld and two 9/16” diameter plug welds connecting the 0.75" tab to a 0.25” bracket, which has been bent on a CNC press brake to a radius that maximizes strength. Each tab assembly is bolted to its own 0.25” backing plate via three 1/2" Grade 8 bolts. The new Gen2 version has a 0.955" anchor pin hole to accommodate every 3/4" shackle made (including epoxy-coated shackles).

What that all translates to is a tow hook replacement with a full one-inch-thickness at the critical joint for off angle pulls, more than double weld area than a WJ Warn receiver, a clamping area over 24" square inches of your uniframe, and a design strength of 35,000#... per tab.

If you're concerned about such things (you don't really need to be with the warranty these carry) we're using an extremely conservative WLL of 3.5 tons, with a safety factor of 5:1.

To install the tabs, you're going to need to widen a few holes in your uniframe. These are a stand alone product that will not work with our modular products. They will work in conjunction with any "hidden"/"stealth" behind-the-bumper winch plate, as well as the Rough Country through-the-bumper winch plate.

The tabs are phosphated, epoxy primed, and textured-black coated to keep them looking good whether you're bouncing them off rocks at Moab, or parking dividers at the mall.

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post #2 of 35 Old 01-18-2014, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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BACK IN STOCK.
One mismatched Gen1/2 set available in the "Garage Sale" section at a signifigant discount.

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New orders should be shipping ~3/15 (fingers crossed)
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Back to top. The latest batch will be going to the coaters tomorrow, and I expect to be shipping at the end of next week.
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Hi Kris, do you ship to Canada, and if so what do you charge?
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Ace,

I'm more than happy to ship to Canada. USPS Medium flat rate international with insurance costs will vary slightly, but figure around $45 USD to get these to you.

International orders put through the website won't have any shipping added at checkout, and instead I will send a separate invoice for actual shipping once the product is ready to leave.
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Stand-Alone Shackle Tabs will be picked up at the powdercoaters on Monday afternoon. Outstanding orders will be boxed up and shipped by the end of the day, 3/10/14.

There will be a limited number of tab sets available for immediate shipping afterward, at which point we'll begin the process (and wait time) for another batch.
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Christmas came early. Outstanding orders shipped Friday, a few more new orders Saturday.

Down to 4 units in stock from this run, and can't guarantee how long they'll last.
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Bump. ONE LEFT from this batch, ready to ship same-day if ordered by noon Central.

I have another short run of stock to getting welded today (those will likely be available for shipping around 4/1)
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I have another short run of stock to getting welded today (those will likely be available for shipping around 4/1)
Bump. Three left from this short run, with existing orders shipping tomorrow - right on time.
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Placed an order yesterday! Cant wait to get them!
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NovaXJ got the last available set (shipped today). I'll be doing another run before long, but new orders will have to wait for delivery for a bit.

You snooze, you lose.
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NovaXJ got the last available set (shipped today). I'll be doing another run before long, but new orders will have to wait for delivery for a bit.

You snooze, you lose.
Glad I ordered them when I did. I honestly wasn't planning on buying them yet but I saw you had them in stock and that was enough of an incentive haha.
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Starting the process on another batch on Monday.

As can be seen above, we sold out of the last two runs in less than one month, with units not already spoken for lasting two weeks and one week respectively before they were gone.
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