I could definitely go with longer shackles, but the ones I have are nice aftermarket yellow zinc finished and are a nice small length. I don't like going too long on the shackles. That's a decent price, about double what U pull places want, but worth the reduction in brain damage. Most of the places that came up on a junkyard part search wanted $195 each! I'm going to Denver Spring tomorrow to see if they can add a new leaf for me. I added the 4Runner main leaf (with eyes cut off) into the pack and it only added 1.25", so I need something a little beefier.