[QUOTE=BigLoo;183022][QUOTE=jeepthing07;165599]Whatever steel they used to make the shackles out of is JUNK!
No, it's not junk, it's STEEL. Even your vaunted Toyota uses the same STEEL, and when esposed to salt and moisture, would rust jus t as badly...because it's STEEL. Let this be a lesson for you, when buying a truck in a place known for rust, look at ALL the STEEL, not just the pretty parts. That shackle was going LONG before you got it, and you should have seen it.
I agree. A more thorough pre-purchace inspection would have revealed this.