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Warrior 153 shackles install with pics


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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.

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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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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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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?
I noticed the same thing, I'm on my second set and when the product arrived it was correct.

BTW I'm glad my post has helped.
 


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Four0Sport and everyone else this thread was perfect pretty much answered any questions i already had. I had a 94 sport but had to let her go i miss that tank. Now i have a '96 XLT and i wanted to do a mild lift and put some nice size rubbers on i think the tt and shackles will cover that without an issue.
 


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just got done putting the shackles on and it looks sick! and big thanks to this awesome write up it helped and went easlier
 


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Did the instal a few days ago. What a difference. Have a set of Monroe reflex on the back the only thing is now there is alot of creeking if I push on the bumper. Any thoughts if that gonna be a problem or just something normal.

Thanks
 

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Did the instal a few days ago. What a difference. Have a set of Monroe reflex on the back the only thing is now there is alot of creeking if I push on the bumper. Any thoughts if that gonna be a problem or just something normal.

Thanks

Mine does this, the mattress creaking I get comes from the front spring bushings just in front of the rear tires. I've found this to work the best to stop it as it goes on like wd-40, then turns to grease:

https://www.google.com/search?q=liquid+wrench+chain+lube
 


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