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post #1 of 11 Old 05-15-2020, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Recovery Shackles

Looking to pick up a pair of shackles for the front of my LJR.
I already have mounts. Thinking of going stainless.
Looking for experienced input. Thanks!


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post #2 of 11 Old 05-15-2020, 11:58 AM
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Crosby G-209A. 5/8" rates at 10k WLL, with known, actual, verified strength with a real design factor. From being reputably made in the USA. Not crazy expensive, but more than the flood of Chinese imported ones that dominate most online sites. But you'll have to surrender the plastic bling and painted colors the imports have.

The G-209 series has a lower WLL for a given size. Look for the A variant.

Specs here: https://www.thecrosbygroup.com/produ...les/screw-pin/

WLL (working load limit) is much lower than breaking strength (or however tensile strength might be called for a given product). Breaking is the marketer's method of touting strength while WLL is the prudent number to look at for safety's sake. Crosby uses a 6:1 design factor. Hella strong.

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Looking to pick up a pair of shackles for the front of my LJR.
I already have mounts. Thinking of going stainless.
Looking for experienced input. Thanks!
I would go with soft shackles, much safer, lighter, and they don't rattle

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post #4 of 11 Old 05-18-2020, 10:34 PM
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Soft shackles have their place. But for extraction, they aren't anywhere near a steel shackle in strength and I would not use one for a serious pull. But for simple pulls and tugs out of a bind on the trail, no sweat. Worse, the sharp edges of most bumper mount points lessen their strength unpredictably.

Noise shouldn't be a concern because shackles should be stored out of sight. Theft is real.

Best combo is a synth line with steel shackles, imho. Gets the risk of a snapped cable out of the equation, while a reputable shackle will never break under any circumstance.

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I agree on the out of sight comment. Some one I work with has his High-lift on his hood 365/24/7.

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Stainless so they can sit out in the weather 24/7? Stainless may be overkill as stainless shackles left out unattended won't last long anyway.

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that's what red thread lock is for.

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that's what red thread lock is for.
But then how would you connect a recovery strap?

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Shackles belong in your recovery bag with your straps, not sitting on the bumper as cool decorations. Does Stainless even have a suitable WLL as a shackle?

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Shackles belong in your recovery bag with your straps, not sitting on the bumper as cool decorations. Does Stainless even have a suitable WLL as a shackle?
Except when you're actively on a trail, imo. Easy to get in a pinch where having to get out and get a bag and mount isn't feasible. Just had that happen on a rough trail a week ago. After that, I put the shackles on during the forays and put them away on road.
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Crosby G-209A. 5/8" rates at 10k WLL, with known, actual, verified strength with a real design factor. From being reputably made in the USA. Not crazy expensive, but more than the flood of Chinese imported ones that dominate most online sites. But you'll have to surrender the plastic bling and painted colors the imports have.

The G-209 series has a lower WLL for a given size. Look for the A variant.

Specs here: https://www.thecrosbygroup.com/produ...les/screw-pin/

WLL (working load limit) is much lower than breaking strength (or however tensile strength might be called for a given product). Breaking is the marketer's method of touting strength while WLL is the prudent number to look at for safety's sake. Crosby uses a 6:1 design factor. Hella strong.
This is spot on,
Do some homework on rigging. Crosby is the way to go.
This is the go to for off shore oil rigs and crane rigging
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