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Old 02-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #21
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Technically it'll work without like Hodge is saying, it'll just look goofy and I question whether it's safe.
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and the u bolts in the block lift kits are typically rounded
how is that possible when they dont even go over anything with a round shape? They make contact with the top of the leafs which is flat.
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the talk wasnt about stock u bolts, but the AP ones...that's why i reference the block kits b/c they have the rounded ones in them. i'm running a set, i know.
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how is that possible when they dont even go over anything with a round shape? They make contact with the top of the leafs which is flat.
b/c you have to also remember that these lift block kits are for lowering as well. when they use them to lower, the are running an under axle leaf kit and the rounded part of the u blot is on top of the axle.
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the talk wasnt about stock u bolts, but the AP ones...that's why i reference the block kits b/c they have the rounded ones in them. i'm running a set, i know.
so the rounded part of the ubolt is in contact on top of the flat leafs? (in an ordinary block kit with out the flip)
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so the rounded part of the ubolt is in contact on top of the flat leafs? (in an ordinary block kit with out the flip)
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b/c you have to also remember that these lift block kits are for lowering as well. when they use them to lower, the are running an under axle leaf kit and the rounded part of the u blot is on top of the axle.

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I see what your sayin and I believe you. Its just that i wouldnt want that on my truck.


go to an auto store and open up the block kit. it will look exactly as the AP u bolt, but longer.
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I wouldnt want a longer u bolt that is rounded (such as all-pros) going over my leafs. I understand that in your situation in works perfect because you got the flip kit.
Don't you have the flip kit?
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Don't you have the flip kit?
that's what i dont understand....from this he says he does....


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Hey guys, just wanted to say that the u-bolts that come with the flip kit are too short to work with dakar leafs. I was told they would be fine. Only half of the threads engage on the nut and that is without using the washers. Are longer u-bolts available to work with these leafs? Thanks.
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haha the flip kit is on there. I understand everything you are saying and its correct. I was just trying to make a point about if I didnt have the kit.

Sorry guys - Ive been taking midterms all week for my doctor of pharmacy program so my brain is pretty shot. There was definitely some confusion back there - highly likely due to me.
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this is now a WTF thread....

the entire thread was about longer u bolts to fit an AP flip kit....no where in this thread did you say anything about longer u bolts for people that DONT have the flip kit.
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ya but you brough up buyin ubolts with a block kit and I figured those would just be longer stock ones - didnt see why they would be round. Thats where the craziness started.
i also said in the beginning that they were exactly like the AP ones, but longer.
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heres my problem:
that was the same issue i had for my one side.
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most trailer and spring shops can make custom u-bolts. usually they're only about $10 a piece. just give them the diamiter of your axle and how long you need the threads. i had to get some made to fix a boat trailer. they work great.
I did just this. Thanks!
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