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U-Bolt Size for 4wd

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by badguybuster, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Jul 9, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    badguybuster

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    I need to order some new U-bolts for the TSB springs I bought plus an AAL. I am thinking 2" longer. Does anyone know the specs on the regular factory u-bolts. Tried looking it up in the repair manual. No luck.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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    Um, hello??
     
  3. Jul 10, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    Get under your truck and measure. ;)

    Seriously, that's your best bet. Buy the u-bolts longer than you need and cut them down after they're installed. Better to have too long than too short, and cutting them after installation guarantees proper fit without dragging the threads on the ground.

    You'll mangle the thread ends and will have to cut them off if you ever remove the leaf springs in the future, but no big deal because U-bolts really shouldn't be re-used anyway.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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