Okay, I am not following what the solution is to this problem, or better yet, what you should do to prevent this problem from happening again. Are you stating one should run shackles on Deavers to get the ride height back to the stock ride height? By adding shackles to Deavers, you are increasing the droop. From reading the posts above, it appears that the extra droop is what caused the shaft bushing and seal to fail. So would it be better on the shaft bushing and seal to run Deavers with stock shackles? I have Deavers +3. I was getting ready to switch out my shackles, but before I do that, I want to make sure I am not about to do something that is going to put me in your position.