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Im getting some massive 5 inch by 9 inch industrial shackles for $5 bucks a piece. I want to make sure they don't grow legs. Is there any way to lock the pin that goes through the two ends? I don't want to weld the pin on and weld that to my bumper because I want to be able to put a loop through it instead of a hook. Thx, Ill have pics of my new rear bumper and shackles tomorrow.
 

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D ring shackles? 5x9? isnt that a bit overkill?
 

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i always thought the pin was threaded at one end or had somesort of retaining clip, im still trying to picture what ur tryin to do
 

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If its the unthreaded pinned kind, just drill out the pin hole and put a larger pin through the end that allows for a lock to be put on it.
 

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I think one of the things that a lot of people forget when choosing recovery equipment is that you don't want to go with equipment that is much stronger than the truck frame, hitch, hooks, etc. For example, if you are stuck in deep mud and you have a large shackle, 40,000 pound tow strap, and are being pulled by a skidder, your frame will twist or fail before the recovery equipment will. Personally, I would much rather have a strap break or even a shackle.
 

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I have a friend who works with heavy machinery and they use really large shackels. What the do since all there stuff sits in fields unsupervized is weld on piece of chain link to the side of the shackle and the other to the dozer and simpley lock them with a pad lock. I dont know how nice it would look on your truck but no one will walk off with them. I personally just leave mine in the tool box when I'm in town and put them on when going out to the trail.

Adam
 

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Andrew123654 said:
its got a threaded end, and on the opposite end, its got a circular hole that would do absolutely nothing... The pin that closes the shackle has to be about 3/4 an inch to 1 inch wide and doesn't hang over the other end.
Take a screwdriver through the hole and use it to tighten the pin. That will deter the casual shackle thief who won't be able to get it apart by hand.

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....Mike
 

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andrew 123654. what is your suspension set up?? also, what tires. i have a reg cab, and like your look.
 

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green loctite( sleeve locker). If you ever need to remove it , just heat it w/ a torch to break the bond.

Or just keep it in w/ your "recovery" equipment and throw it on when you need it.
 
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