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Defined Engineering

Discussion in 'Vendor Reviews' started by HomerTaco, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] Grill Sergeant Vendor

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    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.:D

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

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

    Bravo. :bowdown:
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    jrzyshore

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    They look good. When are they going on.:)
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    Not for a while yet...:(
    Still recovering from surgery this past Monday.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    mjp2

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  5. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Mine arrived promptly too

    :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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    Gramps

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    Are they longer then factory or direct OEM replacements? I think you know where I am going with this. :)
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    Mike makes both actually... These are stock length but I believe he will build to suit.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    jrzyshore

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    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.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Longer would drop the rear
     
  10. Jul 11, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Gramps

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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. :D
     
  11. Jul 11, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    amaes

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    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.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    stuff and more stuff
    thanks for the info. Ill be replacing my stock shackles with these
     
  13. Jul 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    Craig have you had a chance to install yet?
     
  14. Jul 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    Pugga

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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.
     
  15. Jul 31, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    correct. They are designed for stock applications
     
  16. Jul 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    OZ-T

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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 ?
     
  17. Jul 31, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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  18. Jul 31, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Thanks :thumbsup:
     
  19. Jul 31, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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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
     
  20. Jul 31, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    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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