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Old 07-11-2012, 07:01 AM   #1
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Defined Engineering

I know many of the LT guys are familiar with Mike's work at Defined Engineering.
I was looking for a serviceable replacement shackle and happened upon Mike's website while searching here on TW.
While DE is not an official vendor here on TW it was obvious after looking though his products that he's quite a talented fabricator.
I called his Business # and Mike himself answered. I placed my order and less than a week later my new shackles arrived.



The welds are impeccable and these new shackles are super beefy.

My hats off to Defined Engineering for a great product at a great price with fast shipping and excellent customer service.

Bravo.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:20 AM   #4
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:30 AM   #6
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Are they longer then factory or direct OEM replacements? I think you know where I am going with this.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:55 AM   #8
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Not for a while yet...
Still recovering from surgery this past Monday.
That should be a fun install. Get well soon, I just had some surgery done in May (appendix) the hardest part was taking it easy.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #9
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Are they longer then factory or direct OEM replacements? I think you know where I am going with this.
Longer would drop the rear
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:44 PM   #10
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Mike makes both actually... These are stock length but I believe he will build to suit.
Cool I will have to look into those some more. Great find subbed for install.

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Longer would drop the rear
Unless you have a shackle flip with adjustable mounting points.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #11
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Mike makes both actually... These are stock length but I believe he will build to suit.
He has the two types and don't think he does custom ones. Non the less its a good product.


I've met mike many times and have a few friends with his stuff both the shackles and the SUA kit. Top notch stuff and an all around good guy.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:40 AM   #12
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thanks for the info. Ill be replacing my stock shackles with these
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
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Craig have you had a chance to install yet?
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:53 AM   #14
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These don't require a shackle fip, correct? I like the idea of a greasable shackle, might have to look into this as long as the flip kit isn't required.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:55 AM   #15
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correct. They are designed for stock applications
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:16 PM   #16
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Funny this thread popped up , my shackles are going in with my next round of " install all collected parts " .

What is the recommended grease for these ?
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:26 PM   #17
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:27 PM   #18
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:14 PM   #19
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Cool I will have to look into those some more. Great find subbed for install.



Unless you have a shackle flip with adjustable mounting points.
How would, if at all, a vehicle driving mostly desert benefit from shackle flip and a Mike's SUA?

This is just a generic question not aimed at you just curious is all
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How would, if at all, a vehicle driving mostly desert benefit from shackle flip and a Mike's SUA?

This is just a generic question not aimed at you just curious is all
Flex! Increased range of motion means your tires can stay in contact with the ground over gnarlier terrain and/or at higher speeds (assuming the rest of your suspension is good enough to keep up).
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