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Do i need new U-Bolts?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by WheelinJ91, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    WheelinJ91

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    So I will be installing my OME lift from Toytec with 1.5 AAL in the rear and was wondering if when i install the AAL will i need new ubolts or will the stock ones work?
     
  2. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    Stock ones will work just fine. I used stock for my 2" AAL's.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    Alright awesome, i just noticed that some Toytec kits came with new u-bolts so i wanted to make sure before i started.

    Do you happen to know were i can find the torque specs for my suspension (Ubolts, Shocks bolts, ect) ?
     
  4. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    Yeah I was worried the stock ones were to short but they arent and even the shop I got them installed at said they were good to go. I'm not to sure on the torque specs though?
     
  5. Oct 30, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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  6. Oct 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    Jan has a good point. ;) I've had my stock U-bolts on now since November of 2008 and I just check them every so often and so far they havent moved.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    What torque spec are you torquing them to? I keep tighting mine. Seems to me they are stretching. I'm going to 73#.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    Not sure what the torque specs were cause a shop did it.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    What size U-bolt will i need as i have decided to get new ones, I have the 1.5 AAL with the 4 leaf pack?
     
  10. Nov 5, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    To be honest with you I dont think you will need new U-bolts.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    Here's one way to be sure. Measure the thickness of the AAL (or find out how thick they are). Measure the amount of U-bolt sticking out past the nuts. If the thickness of the AAL is at least a 1/4 inch less then no need to replace the U-bolts.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    this. its 20 dollars people. why spend all the money on the lift and cheap out on the least expensive object you could add
     
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