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U-Bolts Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TegoTaco, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Jul 25, 2018 at 5:58 AM
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    TegoTaco

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    I plan on installing a 1” block along with my AAL...yeah yeah I know...it’s a street queen keep that in mind lol. Well anyways, is 10” long enough for my set up?
     
  2. Jul 25, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    Stock is 6.5" long, so add an inch for AAL and another inch for the block gets you to 8.5", so seems like those should work and you can trim them if they're excessively long.
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    Thanks man!!

    Think I need to need to extend my brake lines or should I be ok as long as I’m not flexing? :)
     
  4. Jul 25, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    No sure about the brake lines, but DaveinDenver is correct.

    When I went from a 2" blocks to Dakars the 10" were too long, the stock were too short.

    For Dakars I need 8.75" Am placing the order soon.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    With standard Dakar CS047R springs my brakes lines were too short for my comfort but YMMV. I have to think you'll be pushing the limit for them.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2018 at 11:40 AM
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    Just to clarify, U-bolts are universal for the most part right? One of my buddies has a set that’s 10” long.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    They need to fit over 2.5 inch leaf springs but yes universal fit for the most part.
     
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  9. Jul 25, 2018 at 12:33 PM
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    Thanks buddy!
     
  10. Jul 25, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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    You buy u-bolts based on the inside width (the 2.5" @rnish mentions for our trucks), the rod diameter (1/2" or 13mm I think is OEM) and the length (the stock 6.5", etc). If you're in doubt buy something longer. It'll maybe stick down more or you can cut them right. But don't go crazy and buy really long ones because you notice they don't thread the whole thing and you can run out of threads before you get the nut tight. The 10" you're looking at pretty much right where you'd want to be if you don't know exactly what you need. It'll probably be 8.5" or 9" give or take, but if you buy 9" Murphy's law is you'll need 9-1/16" long.

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  11. Jul 25, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    This is the one he says he has for me:

    American Automotive UBLT12-388 Square U Bolts 10" Extra Long Certified Oem Material... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B017HV2B24/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_V0owBbA8D5A14
     

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