HD Shackle; Rear; Extended length leaf spring shackle; Attaches leaf spring to chassis; Heavy gauge steel construction; Powdercoated; Bolt-on; Pair
The OE spring shackles should be replaced on Cherokee XJ models any time longer leaf springs are installed for the benefit of increased suspension travel. The shape and size do not allow enough shackle "swing" to take advantage of the additional spring length. By inhibiting proper spring operation, ride quality and performance suffer and related suspension components wear prematurely. Alas, the benefits of longer leaf springs can not be truly realized unless accompanied by a proper shackle upgrade.