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Leaf spring center pins????

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ETaco23, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:09 AM
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    ETaco23

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    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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  2. Jan 23, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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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.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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  4. Jan 23, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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  5. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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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.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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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.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    ^^ I did that with my 02 tacoma. :)
    worked like a charm.
     
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