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Unread 02-07-2015, 07:40 AM   #1
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Wanting largest shackles possible on Rugged Ridge stinger/bumper...

Got the Rugged Ridge winch bumper with stinger and stubby ends. Now I am needing to get the shackles but not sure on size. They offer 3/4", 7/8" and even 1" pin diameter shackles. The hole in the stinger where the shackle mounts is every so slightly under 1". I don't have my calipers available since I've moved recently but I would say the hole is around .925" to .950"... I keep seeing that the 7/8" shackles have a 1" pin and sometimes don't fit... Can anyone help me out? I don't want to get to small of a shackle and have it flop around....

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Unread 02-07-2015, 08:12 AM   #2
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Get some 3/4" shackles and keep them in your recovery box--

No reason to leave them on your bumpers and available for theft/weather degrade/noise-

Good luck

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Unread 02-07-2015, 08:15 AM   #3
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Get some 3/4" shackles and keep them in your recovery box-- No reason to leave them on your bumpers and available for theft/weather degrade/noise- Good luck JIMBO
Now there's a brilliant idea. Heading outside to remove my shackles right now.
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Unread 02-07-2015, 08:21 AM   #4
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Heh Heh, thanx 79cj, but


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Now there's a brilliant idea. Heading outside to remove my shackles right now.
It ain't brilliant, years ago I just got tired of the shackle noise and since my use ofem was-seldom, I just decided to keepem inside--along with the HiLift-

That just keepsem outta the weather/theft beckoning and noise reduction-

Whatever !

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Unread 02-07-2015, 08:31 AM   #5
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I was going to keep them tucked away until needed. I just was more worried about the slop when trying to recover. The more slop if and when a situation comes to jerk using shackles, the more chances there are to break something. So the 7/8" won't fit in the holes? As I said, I am getting a ton of conflicting info when I google it...

I am seeing as the 3/4" shackle has a 7/8" pin... A 7/8" shackle has a 1" pin and so on... Again, the 1" pin size is what I want IF it will work.... Unless that slop is actually something that's wanted...
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Unread 02-07-2015, 08:36 AM   #6
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shackles aren't measured from the pin diameter. the measurement is taken on the diameter of the curved part. Crosby is the only manufacture that you can use the advertised measurement as the real pin diameter. the 5/8 Crosby shackles I use are rated at 4 1/2 tons and the 1" around 12 tons.
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Unread 02-07-2015, 08:38 AM   #7
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Well, keep in mind that under recovery, the shackle will not have any slop, because it'll be under constant tension/pressure, to maintain the pin/hole contact and


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I was going to keep them tucked away until needed. I just was more worried about the slop when trying to recover. The more slop if and when a situation comes to jerk using shackles, the more chances there are to break something. So the 7/8" won't fit in the holes? As I said, I am getting a ton of conflicting info when I google it...

I am seeing as the 3/4" shackle has a 7/8" pin... A 7/8" shackle has a 1" pin and so on... Again, the 1" pin size is what I want IF it will work.... Unless that slop is actually something that's wanted...
Sometimes when a HEAVY DUTY recovery is needed, both shackels on the SAME bumper are "trussed" together, to split the load-

Any slop that you experience is only gonna wear the bumper BKT paint off, over years of use--No Problemo !

Maintain-

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There are also rubber gromlets you can purchase that go on the pin on each side of the attachment point and keep the D ring tight and rattle free.
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Unread 02-08-2015, 07:26 AM   #9
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For those curious about this, 7/8" shackles will not work on a Jeep Rugged Ridge bumper. 7/8" are for large trucks and 3/4" are for Jeeps. That is how Rugged Ridge explained it anyways. Thanks for the info and help guys....
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