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Old 01-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Instead of a tow ball, shackle instead.

I had this idea today and I wanted to run it by you all. I have the tow package for my Tacoma. Now, my friend was telling me to get a tow ball so I can tow things. Well, I didn't think that I would use it that much, if at all. Now I was wondering about attaching a shackle to the tow package instead. I was wondering is that possible? It's just a thought and I wouldn't have a single clue in how to put a shackle to it. Any advice would be great, thanks!
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http://www.4wheelparts.com/aux_incl/...XP&w=200&h=200

Something like this?
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Yes you can get a shackle. Some companies and members on here make them.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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Yes! That's exactly what I was thinking of. I didn't know they made them but that's great. Now I know why I love the people on this site...and ct4wd too...I can give you all guys all the info in my newbie terms and you all understand me.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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There's some threads and pictures of shackles on the hitch. Need to do that myself since it makes it very easy for somebody to pull you out of a snowbank if you get off the road in a storm.
Happened to me and a truck behind me stopped and got out a chain. That's when I realized there's not a lot to hook onto without a hitch.
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Is there a place that I could get them? Or do I have to make one?
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http://www.warn.com/truck/accessories/shackle.shtml

Search man. It its called a hitch shackle.
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Yes! That's exactly what I was thinking of. I didn't know they made them but that's great. Now I know why I love the people on this site...and ct4wd too...I can give you all guys all the info in my newbie terms and you all understand me.
I got mine from 4wheelparts during a sale for I think only 15 bucks. Not bad at all.
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http://www.warn.com/truck/accessories/shackle.shtml

Search man. It its called a hitch shackle.
Lol. I would have searched only if I knew what it was called. I didn't even know it existed until this very thread I created lol.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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I believe Beefed Taco makes them. You can find him in the "vendors" section.
I just took the ball out of a regular receiver and threw it in the toolbox with an ARB shackle.
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I believe Beefed Taco makes them. You can find him in the "vendors" section.
I just took the ball out of a regular receiver and threw it in the toolbox with an ARB shackle.
Is an ARB shackle different than any other shackle?

I don't know if I want an all black one or a black with a red shackle? I don't do the whole chrome look.
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Is an ARB shackle different than any other shackle?
Nah, ARB makes nice stuff but a shackle is a shackle. (as long as they're made the same and rated the same etc)
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^^I like that one

what kind of paint would you use to paint a shackle? Is there a paint code, brand that you people can think of that would be pretty close to Barcelona Red?
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The arb ones are rated for higher weight than equal sized ones I could find at local tractor supply stores. They arent any different than another of the same weight rating.
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Any paint will just wear down.
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I have a Reese one I think. Got it at Autozone IIRC. But still wouldnt be a bad Idea to pick up a Tow ball and keep it in the truck in case you need to tow something. I keep mine behind the rear seat. And a locking pin is a good investment if you want to keep your shackle installed and not get stolen. I just took off the clevis portion since that is only screwed in.
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