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Unread 08-09-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
jtstj
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Crown Shackle stripped!

Installing new shackles and I guess I deserve getting what I paid for. I THINK it may be the nylock nut that stripped and not the shackle itself. I didn't even have 20ftlbs of torque on it before it started feeling loose.

I tried to back it off but it just turns and will not back off. Ill try cutting it with a chisel and look at what is actually stripped. I couldn't find where anyone has had issues with Crown Shackles but now I see Crabtree makes a superior one.



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Unread 08-10-2013, 12:50 AM   #2
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If it is spinning and not coming off, it is probably the bolt/stud part, not the nut... If it was the nut it would almost slide off.

Sorry to hear this. I went with the YJ version from 4WDH, but if you can, I would recommend the Crabtree ones - gonna be better than the Made In China crap by Crown/Omix...
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Unread 08-10-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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Well you were right Cutlass327, it was indeed the shackle stud. I was able to get a washer and a lock washer on it enough to have some good thread to put a new nut on. However I don't like it and don't trust the integrity of these shackles. The one in question is on the rear and im sure it would give me plenty of warning if it broke but I just don't feel safe with it. Im ordering some Crabtree shackles.
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