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Toytec add a leaf HALP!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05RedTaco, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    05RedTaco

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    I got used Toytec add a leafs... The add a leaf didnt come with longer U-Bolts... Do I need longer U-Bolts or can I re-use the stock ones?

    Please help me out! I want to do the install today and need answer ASAP!!
     
  2. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    Possibly, I reused my stock ones with my wheeler's 2 inch leafs, they barely fit.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    I am thinking the stock u-bolts should fit, since there is about inch of thread left and the add a leafs are 1/2" the most... BUT would like to find out if someone has done it. I don't want to take my truck apart just to find out the stock U-bolts wont work with the Add a Leaf.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    Buy new ones. Some friends were doing this on an 09 dclb and they were too short. I beloved they were toytecs too. We ended up finding hex bolts at a hardware store that fit into the holes on the axle.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    Yours will work.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    You shouldnt re use U bolts. They are a stressed bolt, and stretch. Unless you have very few miles on them, like 10ooo or less, you need longer ones. Any local Desert Rat or other off road shop will have longer ones.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    I used my stock ones when I got the lift new. Your good :)
     
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    I agree with Chris on this but yeah i reused mine with a promise to myself that i would install new ones
     
  9. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    chris4x4

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    And are you going to asume the liability if/when his fail? They are designed NOT to be re used.
     
  10. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    I had a feeling that's the case, I will play it safe and get new U-Bolts, they are not THAT expensive.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    Good call! when you get them on, if you dont have a Sawz all to cut the excess off, let me know, and you can swing by my place, and I'll cut it off for ya.
     
  12. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    I reused mine but my truck had less than 400 thats four hundred miles on them. The bolts barley fit. I think the torque is 37ish ft lbs, look at the FSM in Gen1 forum for the 2nd gen service manual.

    When I had my 1997 truck I replaced all the bolts I took off the truck whenever I was doing something to it. I have a new bolts bin at work with grade8 standard and 10.9 metric. I don't know just seemed like the right thing to do.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    Sawzall is not the best for cutting those... I will use my angle grinder :D That goes through bolts like nothing...LOL

    When I order the U-Bolts I want to get carrier bearing drop or axle shims. Which is better? Or should I use both?
     
  14. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    37 lbs is the wrong number! It's higher like 85 or something!
     
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    Just looked it up, 37 ft-lbs is correct BUT I agree it should be way more!
     
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    Well I did agree that it should be higher, I always do a lot more than 37 when I come across u-bolts.
     
  19. Dec 11, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Yep, 37 seems ridiculous for something that handles so much stress
     
  20. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    The 37 ftlb spec on the U bolts is a typo in the FSM .

    Should be 75-85

    I had this same issue when installing my Dakars
     
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