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Warrior 153 shackles install with pics

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by Four0Sport, April 7, 2008.

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    1. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Use a 2 foot 1/2" breaker bar. Yours is too small. Bigger is better in this case. If they wont budge with that, there most likely froze to the bushings.

      A pin bar is just a tool that has a pointed blunt end to center holes with or to drive things out of a hole.
       
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      Wow thats a LONG breaker bar lol. Dunno if I can find one that big. Ok got it with the pin bar. Guess I get another trip to HF tomorrow. OR, if worse comes to worse, Sears.

      Which bolt needs to come off first, the bottom or top? If i get the top one out, will that make a mess for me to take care of?

      Doesn't help that the old shackles and bolts are completely rusted.
       
    4. tjsxplodr

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      WELL, I ended up taking the ex to a spring shop. They charged me $70 to put both shackles on. PIX:


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      Not sure if the lift is that noticeable....hard to tell from my angles.
       
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      nice! definitely will give it a try
       
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      Congrats on getting them installed. :chug:

      So, did the bushings survive or did they have to install new ones?
       
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      Bushings survived :) Looks good I think :) The spring shop couldn't get one of the nuts on one of the coil springs to break loose, so they sprayed the crap outta it, and hopefully next week they will be able to put on the coil seats. I can't wait to be able to afford new tires!
       
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      About to get a set, cant wait to see the outcome on my st. Doesn't look too bad to install.
       
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      Not hard to install if you have the right set of tools and bolts that aren't rusted!!! LOL!!
       
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      On the warrior kit ?
      as I am making my own shackles can anyone tell me

      what size are the bolts ? I would like to get new ones before I start the job
      and do they need to be High Tensile steel bolts ?

      mines a pain as there is a towbar fitted obscuring the top bolt and stopping it sliding all the way out, if I am fittin new bolts it will be easier to cut the top bolt heads off so they will come out, when I refit I will put the bolts back withe heads on the opposite side incase I need access again
      thanks
       
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      take your shackle to your local bolt bin.

      the bolts have to be the width of the shackle + the width of the nut and associated washers... I think mine were 4.250 or 4.500"
       
    12. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      The bolts are supposed to be 14mm bolts (don't remember how long). 1/2" bolts will wobble around in the spring bushing.

      ~Mark
       
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      Here's the specs on the bolts for the WP shackles...

      Class 8.8 14mm bolts 4.25" long, Nylock nuts

      or you can upgrade to 9/16"x 4 1/2" grade 8 bolts

      If you need to drill the holes out bigger use Cobalt drill bits.
       
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      +10 im doing mine tomorro i did the 2'' tt in front now the shackles in back ill put pics up later tomorro thanks for all the help
       
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      will they fit if i have the ford towing hitch to they look like mthey might be a little close idk has any one done it on a 1997 with the tow bar
       
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      Yep, they'll fit.
       
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      Kevin, I installed them on my '97 xlt which has the tow package & have had no clearance problems.
       
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      have any pics how the aal are installed... i don't think mine are doing anything :( i bought some to try and lift the rear with my shackles more. i bought the rough country lift coils and i guess im gonna need a older f150 leaf pack... any ideas would be great
       
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      warrior 153 shackles

      Just had my new qarrior 153 shackles installed today by my mechanic, and he said it was a good thing I didn't try them myself with hand tools, because it took him 1/2 hour with an air chisel to get the old ones off! He didn't want to use a torch because of the rubber bushings. They look great! and it really restored the ride height perfectly. Also had new shocks put on, and what a dramatic difference!!! Thanks for the photos and the inspiration though...I'm glad you were able to do yours yourself...it's a little rougher in the rust belt!!!

      I'll have to take some photos of it, and post here. Next step, 31" tires!! wonder if they'll fit....?????
       
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      with the warrior shackles and a torsion twist up front, you should have no problem fitting 31"s. probably wont even have to do much trimming if any.
       
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      This is great. Can't wait til I get some to put on mine! :D
       
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      Any ideas on how to remove a bolt that goes through the end of the spring pack? I've got 3 of the 4 bolt loose, but the lower right isn't budging. It's been soaking in power steering fluid for a couple days. Multiple whacks with a BFH and still nothing.
       
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      I used a railroad spike ground to the right size & a 3lb sledge.
       
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      Was this with the spring pack still on the truck?
       
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      Yes.
       
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      btw this is a good write up, but also this is a noob question, im goin got buy the war 153 shackles but when i do the picture on the sites i go to are different then what everyone is using on the forums, should i worry what the picture looks like as long as it says war 153 shackles?
       

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