I lifted the truck back late January/February. I added the All-Pro standard leafs.
Because of the added height I needed longer U-Bolts.
I ordered Fat Bob's loger U-Bolts, since they are one of our sponsors.
So the bolts have been on for about 6 months and I noticed yesterday that they have begun to rust out. All of it, including the nuts, washers, etc.
I looked at my 13 year old OEMs and they had no rust, just dirty.
Fat Bob's says they are treated, and that this is just surface rust. I'm stunned that they are this bad after 6 months.
Has anyone else ordered u-bolts from Fat Bob's and experienced the same thing. Or has anyone had similar experiences with other U-bolts.
Is this normal, or should I be worried that these will be so rusted out in a couple years that I won't be able to remove them?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.