Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Yadkin County, NC
2000 SE Xterra
I have seen other people take two shackles and put them together to get what is basically a folding shackle. Not sure how reliable that is. I personally wouldnt do it. It could give you more articulation, but you would have to come up with some way to keep them from folding in the wrong direction. the revolvers add in the advantage of having the center section that twists as well as folding. This relieves the twisting forces exerted on the leaf springs. It probably isnt impossible to make your own revolver, but like Shiftingskys said the rotating part will be the hard part. I am all for making your own stuff, and god knows I have cut stuff and welded stuff on my truck quite a bit, but the suspension just isnt the kind of thing I would feel safe fabricating my own parts for.
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