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U Bolt question?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by krisjw101, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    krisjw101

    krisjw101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is it true that you have to use new bolts when put in an AAL. I had a tech tell me that U bolts stretch when you torque them down and they are only to be used once.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    krisjw101

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    Can you just go to a napa or autozone to pick them up or will i have to order them
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    S.B.

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    Its a good idea to replace them, but I didn't because they only had about 23000 miles on them when I added my 3-leaf AAL from Wheelers. They did come with new bolts, but they are way too long.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    ravenlord

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    You should replace the Ubolts any time you have to take them apart. They do strech when you torque them down. And at 40 bucks for 4 and all the nuts/ washers to go with (canadian) I really cannot complain about replacing them.
     
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