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D-rings (shackles) - what kind

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaJPP, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    TacomaJPP

    TacomaJPP [OP] To secure peace, is to prepare for war

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    Looking to get some D-rings (shackles) for front and rear bumpers. What brand and size do you guys use?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    BVCOTaco

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    I have always used 3/4" shackles. I had a set of them on my old Jeep that I got from Trail Gear with my bumpers.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    I carry 3/4", 1" and 1/2".

    I always try to use 1", but that's not always possible.

    My Relentless front can't use 1" so it gets 3/4". My rear bumper can so I use 1" there.

    I have found on more then one occasion someone's bumper or tow hook can't fit 1" or 3/4" so I use 1/2". I had to yank a chick that spun offroad in her car this winter and luckily I had the 1/2" with me or I would of left her :D
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    TacomaJPP

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    Brands and where did you buy from? I'm too Leary of cheap Chinese shit to get them from just anywhere.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Size doesnt matter so much, its strength. I have some 3/4" ARB shackles that are rated for 10400lbs. The 1" shackles they sell at my local surplus store are only 9000lbs.
    Just make sure you check out the weight ratings.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    If your town has a wire rope speciality store (for crane rigging) get some Crosby shackles. They have a 5 to 1 safety factor (for over head rigging). American made and they will last you a lifetime.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    We only use Crosby for rigging at work. That's a pretty strong endorsement considering my line of work.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    Any other stores carry d rings? Interested in picking up a set soon.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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