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Old 04-20-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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U-Bolt Size?

I'm adding a ToyTec 1.5" AAL to the rear and need to replace my U-bolts. I've searched the threads but I can't seem to find a solid answer. Anybody know what I need to look for when I go to the hardware store tomorrow?
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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crap....I cant find my notes.....Call Downsouth Motorsports. They'll have the right ones for ya.
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Well Id really like to just pick these up tomorrow if I can instead of having to order them if possible. I guess I might just have to crawl under the truck and try to measure them.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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How much longer than the stock ones do they need to be , my stock ones are in my shop , I could measure them for ya if that would help .
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:46 PM   #6
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How much longer than the stock ones do they need to be , my stock ones are in my shop , I could measure them for ya if that would help .
generally, replacement U bolts are very long, and are a "Cut to fit" type. However, 1/2" longer than stock is good for an AAL. The most important measurement is the width. IIRC, they are 2 7/8" wide.......
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:48 PM   #7
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generally, replacement U bolts are very long, and are a "Cut to fit" type. However, 1/2" longer than stock is good for an AAL. The most important measurement is the width. IIRC, they are 2 7/8" wide.......
I'll go measure the stock ones .
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:54 PM   #8
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Balls ,

I must have left the stock U bolts at my friends garage , they are not with my other stock crap .

What an asshole ,

Sorry OP
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:00 PM   #10
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I didn't replace my u bolts with my 2" aal. Don't know about your aal though, is it progressive?
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The reason Im replacing is because I tried getting the bolts off 2 weekends ago and they wouldnt budge at all. So Im just going to cut them off and replace them. Most people say to replace them anyways for safety reasons I think.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:37 PM   #12
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Here's the stockers, I just went out and measured 7"x2 1/2"



We have a winner !
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:39 PM   #13
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Off topic , but I used your centre pin collar idea when I installed my Dakars on Wed .


Thank you Anthony
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:46 PM   #14
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I didn't replace my u bolts with my 2" aal. Don't know about your aal though, is it progressive?
no problems? did you have to replace your center pin?
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:56 PM   #16
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Good to hear! How'd the installation go, hopefully my centering pin idea helped ya out! It was nice to hear that pin drop into the axle perch with a good amount of space.

I know when I did my Dakars it ended up taking me a week since I couldn't get the axle low enough with stock brake lines, had to wait on jackstands for Allpoo to send me longer ones!
My installation was slick , we did it in my mechanic friend's garage , the truck was on a hoist , and we used a transmission jack to support the rear axle while we worked on the rear one side at a time .

Best news for me is , No Vibes so far .

I didn't even install the axle shims , but with the pin collar in there , I can easily if I need to later .

Thanks again .
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