Sulastic shackles after 30k

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While I'm waiting for my new rear leaf springs to come in I decided to look at the sulastic shackles I put in about 30k miles ago....
For the $400 I'm not sure these were even worth it.

Should I junk these and just get stock replacements?
 

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08lmm72mm

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Weather is +30 Celsius in the summer and down to -30 Celisus in the winter. I've never even pulled a trailer since these have been on, just a slip tank with fuel in the box sometimes. I'm guessing the bushing seized to the pin and tore the rubber.
 

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Weather is +30 Celsius in the summer and down to -30 Celisus in the winter. I've never even pulled a trailer since these have been on, just a slip tank with fuel in the box sometimes. I'm guessing the bushing seized to the pin and tore the rubber.

its suppose to be connected since its a rubber bushing. thats just flat worn out. up to you but i wouldnt drop the cash on new ones. the cold weather isnt being nice to it
 

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its suppose to be connected since its a rubber bushing. thats just flat worn out. up to you but i wouldnt drop the cash on new ones. the cold weather isnt being nice to it

I agree, if they were decently priced I'd replace them but I can get stock moog ones for 1/5th of what these cost. In the garbage they will go. I sent Sulastic an email but I doubt anything with come of it.

If anyone is wondering if they are worth it.....the harshness felt on your ass paying for these isn't paid back in ride comfort haha.
 
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I think its been about 5 years since I've put them on, and I can't find an invoice for them. I don't put many miles on the truck anymore like I used to, just drive it on the weekends.

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Just found the invoice. Bought them on Oct 24th, 2018. I'll have to see if I can get them replaced.
 
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08lmm72mm

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Anyone ever have issues trying to do a warranty claim a couple days after it expires? I'm hoping Sulastic doesn't have an issue with it just waiting to hear back from them.
 

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Well i had the same issue as you in a shorter period. They didnt even make it one year or was it two I don’t remember. They did warranty them for me and i have new ones on now. But i have my fingers crossed as to if they will last any longer. I think its the winter road salt they did them in but will see.
 

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if they don't warranty them,don't throw them out,I'll pay to have them shipped to me.I'd like to try making a fix for them.
 

08lmm72mm

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Well i had the same issue as you in a shorter period. They didnt even make it one year or was it two I don’t remember. They did warranty them for me and i have new ones on now. But i have my fingers crossed as to if they will last any longer. I think its the winter road salt they did them in but will see.
I wish I would have looked sooner, I bet they've been like this for awhile. I never would have even checked if it weren't for my leafs being sacked.
 

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I've seen quite a few post in the past they don't last very long. Most guys ditch them. Nice of them to stand behind their product!
 

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Mine lasted only about 15k miles on my LBZ before the center tore out of one, and the other was close behind. I went back to stockers and noticed no difference in ride quality.