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post #1 of 46 Old 01-27-2009, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Boomerang Shackles

Whats the opinion on these I am thinking of getting these and getting rid of my 2" shackles. Is it worth it?

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post #2 of 46 Old 01-27-2009, 06:32 PM
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A set of ~3/4" boomerang shackles would compliment your 4" suspensionquite nicely.
Check the YJ Tech FAQ, there's a big thread in there about shackles.

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A set of ~3/4" boomerang shackles would compliment your 4" suspensionquite nicely.
Check the YJ Tech FAQ, there's a big thread in there about shackles.
exactly what brandonyj made for me... I ditched my 2" shackles and am almost done with the lift... rides nice in the front... get them.

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I have a set of them from brandonyj on both of my jeeps. Theyre nice!
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My understanding is that booms do nothing more than act as shackles on the front. Hole to hole is the lift the angle makes no difference.
On the back they will provide clearance to stop suspension binding and aid articulation.
This is not to say that they don't have some cool factor though.

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My understanding is that booms do nothing more than act as shackles on the front. Hole to hole is the lift the angle makes no difference.
On the back they will provide clearance to stop suspension binding and aid articulation.
This is not to say that they don't have some cool factor though.

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For guys with 1" shackles or (gasp) even more, boom shackles do cut back on the Big Brown Bever look as well.
You are correct, there is no benefit of the "design" in the front over a well designed "H" style shackles, but if you have boomes in the back, and are getting new front shackles... might as well keep them the same.

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To the OP, yes! Get rid of those shackles. Not only do they look awful, but more importantly the taller the lift shackle, the more is messes with your steering. So, when and if you do order some new shackles, do not go over 3/4" lift.

Booms do nothing on the front. So don't order a $100 set from MORE or somewhere similar because you think you need them. If you want them for the look, I suggest getting them from a certain someone who is posted above me. (I have a set of Brandon_YJ's on the rear and I like them. Helps let the back springs clear the rear crossmember more. And they look cooler too.)

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Booms do nothing on the front. So don't order a $100 set from MORE or somewhere similar because you think you need them. )
I disagree, although the design does not serve the same function on the front as it does the back, the boom design with the bolt in the middle is excellent protection against spring inversion. Not super common on SUA rigs, but it only takes once to trash your spring.

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im running 6" booms on the front and 5" on the back. if the front werent booms ,they would look a lot worse. my steering is ok but im on stilts.

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I disagree, although the design does not serve the same function on the front as it does the back, the boom design with the bolt in the middle is excellent protection against spring inversion. Not super common on SUA rigs, but it only takes once to trash your spring.
You're right aboutthe spring inversion prevention... and unintended benefit of the shackle design.
Assuming the person does put a bolt in there.
I should ammend my previous post, how in the hell did I omit that?
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I bent both front springs once when my shackles inverted. Now I have booms up there to prevent this. Besides the booms looking a little better they do serve a purpose.

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So I got the boomerange shackles tonight and in the instructions it shows the rear shackle with the curve going to the out side. Well how about the front. Anyone got a pic of these things so I dont put them on backwards.
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So I got the boomerange shackles tonight and in the instructions it shows the rear shackle with the curve going to the out side. Well how about the front. Anyone got a pic of these things so I dont put them on backwards.
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