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Old 11-20-2011, 06:35 PM
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Since you're doing a flat bed anyway, why not rework the back few feet of frame to get whatever shackle configuration you want? If you want the tension shackle, instead of outboarding it like Chevy did, you could have it in double shear and swing up into the frame.

Personally I think the tension shackle's benefits are highly outweight by it's properties of built-in rock magnetism. It sucks for ground clearance in the worst possible way. Conceptually, I think the slider box offers the best compromise of functionality, stability, packaging, and ground clearance. Just my opinion.

Do your plans for the flatbed include round tube?

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