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Old 02-16-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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u-bolts too short for dakars

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.



EDIT: THE U-BOLTS THAT COME WITH THIS KIT ACTUALLY DO WORK WITH THE DAKARS. THEY ACCIDENTLY SENT ME THE WRONG ONES. SO IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT RUNNING THIS SETUP, DO IT!
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i purchased the ome ubolts made for dakars but they are not flipped kit
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Cool I may need to do that. We'll see.
oh you were asking All-pro....my bad
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Snip....ah, I see.
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You should be asking All-Pro, not us.
he was....me and you shoulda lookd where he posted it
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he was....me and you shoulda lookd where he posted it

Yeah, my problem is I roll in and look at the front page for interesting topics. I pretty much ignore the rest of the info.
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oh it's not a problem....its a sickness and i have it too
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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.
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buy a rear block lift kit and use the u-bolts from it. just measure the ones you have and make sure the ones in the kit are long enough. any vato zone, o reilly, pep boys, etc should have them in stock.
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buy a rear block lift kit and use the u-bolts from it. just measure the ones you have and make sure the ones in the kit are long enough. any vato zone, o reilly, pep boys, etc should have them in stock.

He needs u-bolts that'll fit the flip kit.
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He needs u-bolts that'll fit the flip kit.
yup - different than stock type.

I just called all-pro today and they dont have longer ones.

I'm getting new ones built tomorrow from a local shop who does that kind of thing. They are goint to be the same as all-pros but 1.5" longer.
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yup - different than stock type.

I just called all-pro today and they dont have longer ones.

I'm getting new ones built tomorrow from a local shop who does that kind of thing. They are goint to be the same as all-pros but 1.5" longer.
i had to do what i said before. i have the ubolt flip kit and installed an 1/2" block that will made me. w/ the shims and the block installed, it was just too long to use the ones that came w/ the AP kit. the u bolts used in the AP are no different than any other u bolt out there. they're all shaped like a U. all you need to do is measure and make sure you get the ones from one of the kits that will be long enough to work for what you need.
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Not sure I like the decreased surface contact between the bolt and the axle...in any event, I won't have this issue I *hope*, still being on TSB springs with an AAL.
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the stock u bolts are are flat so they sit flush on top of the leafs. When u flip em, they need to be round so they have the same curvature as the axle housing.

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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the stock u bolts are are flat so they sit flush on top of the leafs. When u flip em, they need to be round so they have the same curvature as the axle housing.
and the u bolts in the block lift kits are typically rounded
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