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U-bolt length ok???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ETaco23, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I just installed a 3* shim with my or ready 2" AAL and I used the stock ubolts. Now I only have about 1/4" of threads showing.. Is this ok and safe, or should there be more? I torqued them all to about 80-85 ft. lbs.

    thanks for any advise! :rolleyes:
     
  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    1/4" is fine. Can you post a pic though? Just so we can be sure?
     
  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Rule of thumb is 3-4 threads exposed.

    I'd be more worried about reusing the U-bolts than exposed thread lengths, though.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    May I ask why? my u-bolts are in good shape....
    Thanks for the response guys!
     
  5. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I will get a pic right now actually... hold up..
     
  6. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    chris4x4

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    They are a "torque to Yield" bolt. (IIRC) They arent designed to be torqued multiple times, and re used.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    OK, well I thaught it was more then this but I geuss theres barely any threads showing..
    should I just get new Ubolts?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    OH, ok.. well maybe I should just get new ones then.. does anyone know if local hardware stores or auto stores have good ubolts? I would like to get it done this weekend if possible. thanks!
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    Most all off road shops carry a good supply. Many Auto Parts stores keep them in stock too. Looking at the pics, you need new ones.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    thaught about doing that... but I think I will just get new ones.. :)
     
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    U-bolt flip kit that reuses existing bumpstops? Got a link?
     
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    Weld those fuckers together :D
     
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  14. Feb 4, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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    ^^ Yeah I think i will just order from toytec... dont drive all over trying to the right u-bolts.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    For a 2" aal and ome shocks on the way. Asked toytec the same question. I've got a 2011 dc and Dylan told me I would not need new bolts. I'm still worried about the length though.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    You will be fine.. I was just fine with my 2" AAL.. But not when I installed the 3* shim...
     
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