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Unread 01-02-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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shackle lift problem

firstly Hi, been meaning to sign up for ages....

My problem is I dont know where to bolt my rough country shackle lift to on the frame, I'm sure the instructions say to bolt it to the frame ( where the crossmember bracket bolts to) but this doesnt look at all right to me.

worst part is I didnt even want stupid lift shackles, the bloke sent me the wrong part and i couldnt be arsed to send them back to your side of the pond!

Thanks, Rob

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Unread 01-02-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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Unread 01-02-2014, 03:37 PM   #3
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Im assuming you use the existing hangars but the shackles seem to wide for this.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 03:45 PM   #4
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Yeah, you're missing the spring hangers. They bolt to the bottom of the frame, the shackles bolt to them.

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Unread 01-02-2014, 03:47 PM   #5
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cheers pal, i thought as much but the instructions are as much use as a chocolate fire guard! Thanks again
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Unread 01-02-2014, 03:58 PM   #6
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I looks as if you bolted your shackles to the frame. You should have a set of spring hanger under your frame, that may be slightly smaller in width than the frame. There are many types of shackles available, but I think you have those on backwards. If the kit supplied a center crush sleeve, that is round and hollow to maintain proper shackle width, install your poly bushing followed by the center pin and slip the shackle over the spring eye. It should fit snug but not tight round the spring eye when it is torqued to manufacturers specs usually 25 to 35 ft lbs if my memory is correct. Don't mix up the shackle bushing with the spring bushings, some time thy may be different thicknesses.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 04:10 PM   #7
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I had to cut off the old hangars to repair the chassis (you can see what was left of the old tub in the background) I'll check tomorrow but I seem to think the shackles were way too wide for the hangar when i sized them up. Thanks for your advice mate, I will suss it out after Ive thrown some stuff round the garage and blamed all my tools..
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cheers pal, i thought as much but the instructions are as much use as a chocolate fire guard! Thanks again
It's pretty self-explanatory when you're removing old shackles and swapping in new ones. Honestly the instructions shouldn't have to tell you where they bolt on.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 04:38 PM   #9
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Don't forget the bushings need to be in the shackle hangers.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 04:48 PM   #10
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For what it is worth, do yourself two big favors. First use plenty of grease when installing bushings and second take your shackle and spring bolt to your local auto parts store and buy some quality, grease-able bolts. If you ever have to take it apart the bolt will be easy to get out. It also helps prolong bushing life.
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