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All-Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by sdheda, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    sdheda

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    I was looking for some opinions on the All-Pro U-bolt flip kit. Is it safe to use? Meaning will it damage the axle?

    I need to install axle shims but I don't have any threads left on the factory u-bolts after I got my AAL installed. I can either purchase new u-bolts or buy the flip-fit for about the same price. Which one would you go for?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    Tacorunner87

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    I dont see why it would not be safe. It will not damage anything. The only downside may be depending on where your shocks are mounted you may have to move your shocks. I know on the 95-04 the shocks originally mount to the spring plate the ubolts go through
     
  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    no moving of shocks on the 05+ with the u-bolt flip kit...
     
  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    it wont cause a problem. it is a nice kit

    here is a shot of it on my truck

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  5. Sep 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    The reason for this question is that I have read a post here that said that it can put extra strain on the axle. I can't find it right now, but wanted to hear what other people thought.

    Anyway, thanks for all the replies. I will go ahead and order it. Regular U-bolts are only $15 less, but I will get a little extra clearance with these I guess.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    i dont think u can use the stock bump stops with it
     
  7. Sep 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    wat?
    some people have tacked onto the flip plates to secure them or tap them like the timbrens do.

    for any regular load, i'd run the timbrens. I havent had any installed for quite a while and havent had any issues, but i dont normally carry more than 500-600 lbs in the bed or pull a 17' john boat
     
  9. Sep 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    My kit came pre drilled for the Timbrens. I just lined up my stockers, drilled two holes, and bolted them down. I didnt have to do any trimming at all, just drill some holes.


    If I ever have these springs slammed into the bump stop, my tire will be in the bed :)

    Justin
     
  10. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    Did you have any problems with the u-bolts spreading appart.?
     
  11. Mar 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    Did you have enough of the centering pin on the spring sticking through the shim for it to stick into the axel hole far enough?
     
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