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Schwarttzy
10-31-2012, 05:35 PM
You heard right, in my quest to offer everything you could possibly need for the H3 Off-Road parts-wise, I now have H3 Hummer Extended shackles. Prices are $50 + Shipping for the set not powder-coated, or $65 + Shipping for a set powder-coated black. Sound good to you guys?

http://schwarttzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/shackles.jpg

Order them at http://schwarttzy.com/shop/h3-2-extended-shackles/
:cheers:

Medic_Morgan
10-31-2012, 05:50 PM
Heck yes! Woohoo


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hockeymanam
11-02-2012, 07:29 PM
Sounds great!!!

Schwarttzy
11-30-2012, 05:16 PM
Alright first thing first, I need to apologize to "Samco Fabrication" because I handed off their product to my laser guy and got literally the same part, and I'm truly sorry for that. Some where in the chain of command there the words "make it different" got lost and I'm upset over it but I'm stuck with it, which is also why I have delayed this product a bit.

The next batch will be different only in styling so as to not step on Samco Fabrication's toes, again I'm sorry, it was not my intent.

Now time for a photo's!
http://schwarttzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/shackles.jpg
(Had a bit of trouble dialing in the settings with the different thickness of metal)

Order them up here http://schwarttzy.com/shop/h3-2-extended-shackles/

Expendable
12-02-2012, 08:00 PM
is it just me or does it look like there is uneven penetration and in some places little penetration?

Schwarttzy
12-02-2012, 08:16 PM
is it just me or does it look like there is uneven penetration and in some places little penetration?

I had trouble dialing in the welder with the different metal thicknesses, trust me, your never going to break it if you bolt it on properly.

Scarsman
12-02-2012, 09:28 PM
is it just me or does it look like there is uneven penetration and in some places little penetration?

Definitely some serious porosity there!

What kind of welder are you using? Maybe get some scraps of the two thicknesses and do some practice/ testing welds? While it may not break, appearance can have a high degree of influence to either inspire or discourage confidence in the product. Just look at all the effort companies put into packaging!

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Schwarttzy
12-02-2012, 09:35 PM
What kind of welder are you using? Maybe get some scraps of the two thicknesses and do some practice/ testing welds? While it may not break, appearance can have a high degree of influence to either inspire or discourage confidence in the product. Just look at all the effort companies put into packaging!

Hobart 210 MVP 75/25 Gas, was messing around, got a new tank and it just wasn't flowing right when I did this one, none the less I got it worked out.

Scarsman
12-02-2012, 09:41 PM
That makes sense. It does look like it wasn't getting the gas, with the brown soot. Glad you got it! ;)

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Schwarttzy
12-02-2012, 09:54 PM
Ya not sure what's with this tank... but sure as heck looks old and I hope to change it out for the much newer one like I got the first time around when I run out of gas.

Schwarttzy
12-30-2013, 03:33 PM
http://schwarttzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/IMAG0398.jpg

Off to the powdercoater!

954paulo
01-05-2014, 08:03 PM
Installed mine today. A little bit of a pain doing it in the snow and with an aftermarket hitch receiver. But an hour later No more saggy rear end!!!


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Schwarttzy
01-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Installed mine today. A little bit of a pain doing it in the snow and with an aftermarket hitch receiver. But an hour later No more saggy rear end!!!

Glad to have helped

digglesworth
01-21-2014, 02:00 AM
So what will these do to my leveled H3? I plan on doing a lot of camping this summer and a lot of gear will be going up on the roof rack but the back will get used as well. I'm concerned with the rear sagging from the added weight. Would these help that? And would I have to worry about overextending the Bilsteins if I do just these without the high clearance leaf mounts?

Schwarttzy
01-21-2014, 12:25 PM
So what will these do to my leveled H3? I plan on doing a lot of camping this summer and a lot of gear will be going up on the roof rack but the back will get used as well. I'm concerned with the rear sagging from the added weight. Would these help that? And would I have to worry about overextending the Bilsteins if I do just these without the high clearance leaf mounts?

I sell these shackles for the increased ground clearance, and they also have the add bonus of letting the axle do more work. I wouldn't ever worry about overextending the Bilsteins without the high clearance leaf spring mounts, those shocks have more travel than the factory shocks. I'm not concerned with the spring sagging from the weight. However if your still worried, I would just replacing the spring.

digglesworth
01-25-2014, 03:14 PM
I assume the greatest benefits of these would be seen with the sway bar links disconnected...? Which raises more questions... Are the brake lines and abs lines long enough to handle the extra flex?

Schwarttzy
01-25-2014, 03:23 PM
I assume the greatest benefits of these would be seen with the sway bar links disconnected...? Which raises more questions... Are the brake lines and abs lines long enough to handle the extra flex?

Ya these things work better with the sway bar disconnect, but I have never done it. The abs lines aren't long enough in my opinion to disconnect the sway bar. If you did something to make them slightly longer, say an inch or so, you should have no problems then. The brakes lines on the other hand should be completely fine.

digglesworth
01-25-2014, 03:40 PM
I've heard people modifying the abs line bracket to get a little slack out of it.

digglesworth
01-25-2014, 03:54 PM
So is there still a benefit even with the sway bars connected?

Schwarttzy
01-25-2014, 03:58 PM
I've heard people modifying the abs line bracket to get a little slack out of it.

Me too, speaking of which, my digging for info on it hasn't been to successful yet.


So is there still a benefit even with the sway bars connected?

Of course, I noticed it right away.

amrg
01-25-2014, 05:50 PM
Well just liftting the rear gets u slightly better departure angles unless ur springs have sagged then it wld be fixing that sag.

06 H3
01-25-2014, 07:55 PM
ABS line is stupid easy.

I sit 4-5in over stock with the spring over and I just took the clip opened it and pulled the slack out. I have about 8in of down travel and the lines are long enough.

The brakelines may be too short. Kflips had an issue where the brakeline ripped out IIRC. Its an easy fix though, you can just lengthen the bracket on top of the pumpkin so you are essentially giving it more slack.

Schwarttzy
01-25-2014, 08:51 PM
ABS line is stupid easy.

I sit 4-5in over stock with the spring over and I just took the clip opened it and pulled the slack out. I have about 8in of down travel and the lines are long enough.

The brakelines may be too short. Kflips had an issue where the brakeline ripped out IIRC. Its an easy fix though, you can just lengthen the bracket on top of the pumpkin so you are essentially giving it more slack.

Awesome, I have never messed with it so I didn't know.

digglesworth
01-25-2014, 09:59 PM
Sweet. I don't have a rear locker so anything I can do to keep my rear wheels planted is a plus for me.

H3Ray
01-26-2014, 01:24 AM
How do these Shackles compare to the Rancho 4' Lift Kit?
Please advise the beat route, not trying to sell me on your stuff.
Also, I think it's great you're making new stuff for us!
You're a true American, Sir.
Thanks

digglesworth
01-26-2014, 11:55 AM
The Rancho kit is an entire lift kit, front and rear. These are extended shackles for the rear. Basically they are the links that attach the leaf springs to the vehicle. Look up what shackles do on the web... That will give you an idea of what purpose shackles serve in a leaf spring suspension. You cannot compare a lift kit to shackles... They aren't even close to being the same thing.....

Schwarttzy
01-26-2014, 12:08 PM
How do these Shackles compare to the Rancho 4' Lift Kit?
Please advise the beat route, not trying to sell me on your stuff.
Also, I think it's great you're making new stuff for us!
You're a true American, Sir.
Thanks

I think the beat path is:

1. 35 inch tires
2. crank torsion bars
3. rock sliders and UCP
4. Go have fun

Rancho's lift is certainly going to get you further down the trail, but the H3 is so capable out of the box most just stop there. The shackles add a bit more to the ground clearance and make the leaf spring do more work, for $65 it's nice improvement and easy on the wallet.

Schwarttzy
02-10-2014, 10:14 PM
Some custom parts I picked up today.

http://schwarttzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/H3-Hummer-Extend-Shackles-and-Leaf-Spring-Mount.jpg

Medic_Morgan
02-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Some custom parts I picked up today.

http://schwarttzy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/H3-Hummer-Extend-Shackles-and-Leaf-Spring-Mount.jpg

That's sick! I wanna do mine in Orange but they are already PC'd Black :(


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digglesworth
02-11-2014, 07:25 PM
Can we pick our powder coating color or is black the only option?

Schwarttzy
02-11-2014, 09:33 PM
Can we pick our powder coating color or is black the only option?

I would like to keep it simple and inexpensive. But you could ask me for custom colors.

ABNTROOP
02-20-2014, 11:08 PM
Hey, I placed an order for these a few days ago, and paid. Was just wondering when they'll ship? Thanks!

Schwarttzy
02-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Hey, I placed an order for these a few days ago, and paid. Was just wondering when they'll ship? Thanks!

They ship tomorrow morning some time.

H3Ray
02-21-2014, 12:52 AM
Question: What exactly do Shackles do? What's the purpose?

ABNTROOP
02-21-2014, 12:55 AM
They are buying me time as my rear leaf springs are sagging

Schwarttzy
02-21-2014, 12:57 AM
Question: What exactly do Shackles do? What's the purpose?

Lift the vehicle about 1.5" inches in the rear. Also helps out with the suspension flexing which translates to better off-road characteristics.

The shackles go great with cranking the torsion bars too. Get every last bit of ground clearance you can.

ABNTROOP
02-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Got em ysterday! Thnx Eric!

Schwarttzy
02-25-2014, 12:39 PM
Got em ysterday! Thnx Eric!

Na, thank you. Beat the hell out of them for me.