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post #1 of 9 Old 11-13-2011, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Omix-ada (rugged ridge) rear shackle hanger too wide

I ordered a new rear shackle hanger off ebay the other day to replace a broken one (see picture below). After having trouble with the install, I stopped and compared the old and new hangers. It turns out the old hanger is 2 7/16" wide
while the new hanger is 2 5/8". With the bushings in the new hanger, there is now way the shackle will fit.

Anyone else have this problem? I didn't find anything after searching the forums and the google.

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-13-2011, 11:33 AM
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Typical Omix made crap that is never an exact replica part. Get rid of that junk and buy one that's 10X stronger like these. You'll never have to buy another set because you will never break them.


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Yep, Crabtree hangers are definitely in my future. This hanger was meant to be a temporary fix. I guess it won't even work for that.

I'll just bite the bullet and order the crabtree hangers for the rear. I may do YJ springs at some point and would need the wider hangers for the front.
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My replacement one in the back came from Crown Auto and both are 2.5" wide, same as OEM factory.


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Take what you've got and grind it to the size you need.

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post #6 of 9 Old 11-13-2011, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Take what you've got and grind it to the size you need.
I considered this also. I'll probably do this as a temporary fix if I can't return it. Either way I'll probably be ordering rear Crabtree hangers soon.

Thanks for the reply.

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-14-2011, 10:07 AM
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Do you mind sending me a PM of who you purchased this from b/c ours are 2.5" just like OE and we have sold thousands of these without any issues. We've had a few people selling parts said to be ours and they weren't.

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post #8 of 9 Old 11-15-2011, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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I sent you the PM, RR.

I measured again, just to make sure (picture below). I doubt this would be a problem for shackles like Keith has. Mine have the welded piece in the center like the Warrior shackles in the last picture below.

I will say, I have a Rugged Ridge steering box mount, steering box brace, and a few other parts. They all fit without a problem. Rugged Ridge often has the nice combination of quality and price. I don't consider them to be crappy. The original design of these hanger seems to be the problem, and that's why I'm going with the Crabtree (already ordered them).

Thanks for all the replies!

2 5/8" wide


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I'll admit I may have been a little harsh in my first reply because I also have a few quality Omix/RR parts such as my HD steering box mount, brace, emblems and countless other small parts. At the same time I have also bought stuff like windshield hinges where the bolt holes are off and replacement gauges and fuel senders that were dead right out of the box.

It's good to see a vendor rep active on the forum so I will give them credit for that but when it comes to the spring hangers there is only one brand worth buying IMHO but you already knew that.

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