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Thread: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

    Quote Originally Posted by davet View Post
    One thing I found that helps a ton on the trail is to loosen the shackle bolts a turn before hitting the trail. This gives much more flex. Be sure to tighten them again for street duty or you will get the death wobble. I know from experience. Don't use shackles that have the reinforcing bar running side to side inside. This limits how much the shackle can twist.
    If your shackle bolts are properly torqued, they should allow correct flexure on & off road. Often these bolts get over-tightened and pinch the leaf and/or hanger point creating a bind. I have to disagree with loosening shackle bolts for any type of driving.
    Standard shackles aren't supposed to twist - if they did, spring damage or shackle bolt damage would occur.

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    Default Re: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

    When I say twist I mean side to side movement. I didn't articulate very well. One turn looser on the bolts with locking nuts and all has been fine for me for 15 yrs. It does allow the hangers to move more freely.
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    Default Re: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

    Quote Originally Posted by dnb5853 View Post
    If your shackle bolts are properly torqued, they should allow correct flexure on & off road. Often these bolts get over-tightened and pinch the leaf and/or hanger point creating a bind. I have to disagree with loosening shackle bolts for any type of driving.
    Standard shackles aren't supposed to twist - if they did, spring damage or shackle bolt damage would occur.
    I agree 100%
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    Default Re: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

    What is a proper torque value for shackle bolts?
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    Default Re: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

    does anybody know the factory length of a 70' shackle??

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    Default Re: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyIron View Post
    What is a proper torque value for shackle bolts?
    80-ish,

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    Default Re: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

    Quote Originally Posted by cj5/442 View Post
    80-ish,

    I run mine at probably about 20-25... If that.
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    Default Re: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

    really pat,? shoot mine is so softly sprung already,,,,, it would be undriveable I think at that low

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    Default Re: Teraflex Revolver Shackles

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post

    I run mine at probably about 20-25... If that.
    yep I was gonna say 30-35lbs on mine
    Jim
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