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Old 01-23-2011, 04:09 AM   #1
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Leaf spring center pins????

I have a quick question for all you... When I did my AAL install I stripped out one of the center pins, and had to go find another one at a hardware store.
Well I had no luck ofcourse, But instead I used a allen head pin. Was wondering if this is ok, or should I just order a new set of center pins?

If you dont know what Im talking about......
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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You used an Allen Head Bolt?

As long as it's tightened properly and the 'head' of the bolt seats into the hole on the spring perch by atleast 1/8" (and that's a guess)...... AND .... your u-bolts are torqued properly and stay torqued....AND you have the proper leaf spring clamps on (to prevent fanning)...

You should be OK.
Making sure your u-bolts are kept tight is the KEY.
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4 wheel parts has the pins for $7 for two.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #4
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I did the same, been running the allen head bolt for 50,000 miles now with no problems.
x3^^^^^^^^^ 38k ago
all is well
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Awsome! so I shouldnt have any issues.
I just retorqued my suspension yesterday and my u-bolts were pretty loose.
good thing I caught it.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:35 PM   #6
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I just grinded down a hex head until it fit in the hole. Been running it now for 6k miles and no issues.
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^^ I did that with my 02 tacoma.
worked like a charm.
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