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  • #76
    Originally posted by socaladam View Post
    I measured the shackles on my bumper and then test fit a socket of simile size. The holes spec at 1.22" +/- and my 1.26 socket did not fit.
    Finally got around to shopping for recovery gear. The Skookum 7/8"-12 ton and 1"-16 ton will fit. The 1 1/8"-18 ton won't fit as the pin is two big for the hole, neither will a Crosby 3/4"-4.75 ton I have for the JK as it isn't wide enough. Picked up a synthetic shackle to try out.
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    Last edited by rhljk; 12-30-2016, 10:47 PM.

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    • #77
      I am answering the shackle question here. Buy what rhljk bought (Skookum) if you want the best. Buy this if you want a very good galvanized anchor shackle at a great value. https://www.amazon.com/Campbell-5411...dp/B00DZV1O0Q/
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      • #78
        The absolute best value that I have found are the shackles that socaladam bought on ebay (super carbon) but they are gone now.
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        • #79
          The guy who left the review on the 7/8" CM alloy shackle on Amazon is not very knowledgeable on shackles. One star for the color not matching his vehicle. But I own this exact shackle from this seller and it is quality. It is galvanized with an orange screw pin.
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          • #80
            The reviewer compares the CM forged alloy shackle with a 9.5T WLL to a Rugged Ridge shackle which is cast, made in China, and has a "6.75T WLL" (I put that in quotes because the stamped WLL on these cheap Chinese shackles means nothing).
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            • #81
              RF - are these the same CM's I got?

              http://www.ebay.com/itm/122261159545...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


              I've also been watching the following on Amazon.

              CM M654AG - 12.5TWLL - $44.42
              https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048A8E88...I10QA2EINDCO65


              Crosby G-209 - 8.5TWLL - $58.80
              https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005648RT6...=IKEAVGRDYCWBP


              If you watch some of the auctions, people return items and those returns can be owned for much less than retail.

              Case in point - I got those G-209's for $25.89+tax to use as a backup.
              Last edited by socaladam; 03-02-2017, 09:59 AM.

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              • #82
                Personally, these are super strong and work simply and easily. American company, and because of the construction they don't damage your bumper at all and are very adaptable to a lot of different circumstances for recovery.

                http://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/p...t-shackle.aspx

                https://youtu.be/1HUrLsRqhvE
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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Diesel Power Products View Post
                  Personally, these are super strong and work simply and easily. American company, and because of the construction they don't damage your bumper at all and are very adaptable to a lot of different circumstances for recovery.

                  http://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/p...t-shackle.aspx

                  https://youtu.be/1HUrLsRqhvE
                  Bubba Rope is coming out with their "Pro Series" soft shackles in 1-2 months. I would probably wait for those. Bubba rope shackles are made with 12 strand Spectra and completely made in the USA. The fibers are made by Honeywell. The rope is made by Cortland. The shackle is made by Bubba Rope. Good stuff.

                  The soft shackles win in weight and ease of use, but they just cannot compare with the durability of the steel shackles. A good steel shackle will last you a lifetime of hard use. Yes, soft shackles have superb strength (ability to withstand an applied force) but they cannot compare when it comes to durability. The soft shackles are susceptible to heat, UV light, chemicals, abrasion, cutting, etc.
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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by socaladam View Post
                    RF - are these the same CM's I got?

                    http://www.ebay.com/itm/122261159545...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
                    Yes, but at $28 I would pass. It is a "super carbon" shackle which is better than the standard "carbon" shackle but not as good as "alloy'.

                    I would pay $37.70 and get the Campbell 7/8" Alloy Shackle. It is stronger, lighter, and better.
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                    • #85
                      Hey Baskin Robbins makes 31 different flavors because everybody likes something different. I prefer the soft shackles because I know they will work on anyone's tow points or any make shift locations. Nothing sucks worse then being out on the trail and needing a simple tow or tug and finding out your hard durable shackles won't work on any of the tow points around me. If that means every 5 years I need to buy new soft shackles I'm totally good with it. Don't get me wrong, I have a full mix of both but if given a choice my first go to is the soft shackle.
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