Shackles and Pins
Wherever possible in our suspension kits, we include greaseable shackles and greasable pins. Often the pins are difficult to remove from the vehicle without cutting them off and in many cases, they can become quite corroded on older vehicles.
Greasable shackles allow suspension bushes to be lubricated and generally, we recommend that the factory components be replaced with greasable items when whenever replacement leaf springs are fitted. Wherever possible, look for greasable shackles and pins that have a right-angled grease nipple as these are easier to service.
VMN also offer extended shackles for some vehicles. By replacing the factory spring shackle with an extended one it is a very cheap way to achieve a 30-40 mm of lift for a very economical price. We think this is a viable option to keep costs down if you are not carrying heavy loads.