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Buy GOOD Shackles, not shit.

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by SnowroxKT, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Mar 12, 2018 at 12:06 PM
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    SnowroxKT

    SnowroxKT [OP] New Member

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    Not to bash on Trail Gear, but holy shit check out the differences in these shackles.
    Trail Gear 3/4" Shackle WLL = 4.75T____5:1 Design Factor
    CM 3/4" Super Carbon Shackle WLL = 6.5T_____6:1 Design Factor


    That is over a 15 Ton difference in breaking strength.

    https://youtu.be/qiZmsRuSEjA
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
    COexplorer and alittleoff like this.
  2. Mar 15, 2018 at 6:17 PM
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    We are forbidden from using chinese made rigging at work. There have been several deaths and near misses associated with chinese rigging and shackles in particular. Not saying you cannot get high quality chinese hardware, but I think itmis harder to identify legitimate goods from knock offs.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2018 at 9:02 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    Good points and man that is scary.
     

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