driving without the shackle actually works, I've done it. missing a bolt in the drivers rear shackle and decide to keep going through the trail till I found somebody that had one, ended up leaving the trail with a 3/8 extenion for a bolt and a pair of vice grips to keep it from sliding back out.:flipoff2:Dirty Harry said:Why? Save your money and just let the rear end of the spring flop around against the frame without a shackle. You will get mad flex! :flipoff2:
Revolvers and buggy leaves both accomplish (basically) the same thing, so it would be redundant to use them both. The Revolvers are more expensive and are prone to opening when you are climbing, so you would probably be better off with the buggy leaf if you really want more travel.
I know that wasn't the question that you asked, but you got the answer anyway. :flipoff2: