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Bow Shackle ?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by PatHLC128, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Feb 23, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    This will probably sound like a stupid question but whatever i dont care. I was wondering if i need to tighten the screw pin on a bow shackle down when im just driving around town or if hand tight is good. i feel like if i just leave it hand tight that vibrations from driving might loosen it and it could fall off. i know i could just take it off all together but i kinda like how it looks hanging there.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2009 at 9:43 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I always just hand tighten the bolt on my D-shackles(you do mean D-shackle, right? never heard of one called a Bow shackle.) and they're fine. I had on get about 1-1 1/2 turns loose at one point but that was after ignoring them for like 2 months. Keep an eye on them and you'll be fine. I'd imagine just checking them as often as you wash your truck should be enough.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    yeah im talking about the same kind of shackles you have on your front bumper in your sig...i just thought they were called bow shackles.
     
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    I thought those are a clevis.
     
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I think they're most commonly referred to as D-Shackles if they have the screw end, and a clevis if they have a pin on one end to hold the main pin in place
     
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    eh it seems like they can be called anyone of those names
     
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    ive heard them referred to as shackles, dshackles, clevis' and probably some others

    as for keeping them tight...i hand cranked mine down as tight as i could...and theyve never come loose...and when i have to occasionally use one...i just slam it against the bumper to loosen it up before unscrewing it
     
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    like a come-a-long is called a hand wench or a cadilac.
     
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    those right?
     
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    I would call it a clevis, that's how I was raised. Hand tight should be fine.
     
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    haha great, now theyre called anchor shackles....
     
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    trail duty also refers to them as d rings when used in conjunction with a hitch reciever
     
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    if youre concerned about it coming loose though...you can just get an adjustable wrench and tighten it down...id leave the wrench in the truck so you can untighten it too
     
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    it could be a chain holdy thingy if my wife asked for it.
     
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    yeah thats what i do now but i was wondering if that was overkill...i did learn recently that you should NOT do that when actually putting a load on them.
     
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    Or use a screwdriver to leverage a bit through the hole in the wing on the bolt
     
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    thats probably true...i dunno...i dont ever use a wrench unless i just cant loosen the sumbitch up
     
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    i snapped a screwdriver trying to loosen one of mine
     
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Guess you tighten yours a bit more than I do;)
     
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