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Calmini shackles seem to be the only ones without that crossbar in the middle. Does that affect reliability or any problems down the line? Also
are the Calmini shackles aluminum or steel?

Comparing the greasable to non-greasable shackles... do the non-greasable ones make any noise? When installing the non-greasable ones, is it recommended that the bushing and bolt be greased?

Since AC is down the street from me, I am most likely going with the AC shackles. But I like the blue colored Calmini :colors:
 

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--Yo Xterr-

--I'm not familiar with Calmini shackles--




--I use 3/4" galvanized shackles, tack welded on the back to thwart theft' I have used 1/8' adhesive backed sealing tape on the shackle bolt--NO NOISE

-- :geek: --JIMBO
 

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I think he means leaf-spring shackles.

The ones without crossbars will give you more flex offroad, but will also cause more bodyroll onroad, so it depends on what you want. I prefer the ones with cross-braces.

I'll let someone else chime in about greaseable vs. non-greaseable as I am not the expert in that area.
 

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--I don't even like Calmini--

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the greasable (like daystar) are made so to cut down on the horrible noise you get from the polyurethane bushings that come with them.
other brands re-use the stock rubber bushings which aren't known for making much noise... the trade off is durability. Polyurethane lasts longer; it's not known to crack and split like the factory rubber stuff will over time.
if you do use the factory bushings it definitely won't hurt to hit them with a silicone grease (petrol products can break down rubber) before re-installing them just to keep them moving freely.
 
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