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Old 02-27-2008, 03:55 AM   #1
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My shackles came in the mail yesterday . Are there any tips or suggestions for the install? Or anything I should look out for? It looks like it pretty simple, but wanted to get the scoop for sure.

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Old 02-27-2008, 07:14 AM   #2
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Make sure you grease them up well.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:00 PM   #3
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Are the bolts hard to break loose? How much torque do the new shackles require?
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The instructions are pretty straight forward. Nothing too difficult. All the torque specs should be in the directions. Good luck. Take before and after shots.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:05 PM   #5
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when doing this job-I would put the rear part of the frame on jackstands,then,I would jack up the rear axle a little-unbolt the lower shock bolts,then-unbolt the lower shackle bolts,now,I would lower the floor jack which should drop the leaves down from the shackles.Remember,before starting-I would spray some type of penetrant(wd-40 or stronger)on all the bolts and let them soak in.Hope this helps a little.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I read my directions, but they were pretty tore up inside the box. Wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything.
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