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U Bolts - Size?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Fortech, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Fortech

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    Broke a leaf today.:mad:

    Going to pick up a replacement leaf at a shop tomorrow and install over the weekend. Gonna pick up some new u bolts as well.

    Anyone know off hand what size our U bolts are?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Aug 21, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    you might wanna just measure them
     
  3. Aug 21, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    Stock are 3" wide, 6 1/2" long
    I just installed an AAL, and got bigger U Bolts, and they were same width, but an inch longer.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    They're actually 2.5" wide. Same as your leafs. They are measured inside to inside for the width and inside of the curve to the end of the threads. So 2.5" x 6.5" for stock. Diameter should be about 1/2" or 13mm somewhere in that range. The fat 9/16" I sell are a upgrade, so stockers are slighty smaller in diameter than 9/16". Stay far away from Pep Boys grade 3 junk. I have 1/2" grade 5 and fat 9/16" grade 8. They aren't cheap at $56 for the 1/2" and $75 for the grade 8's, but well worth the $.

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  5. Aug 21, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    ^^^ measuring from the inside, this is true...

    thanks boss
     
  6. Aug 21, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    I know first hand. I brain farted and had a set made at 3" and they were way too wide, so my spring guy redid them at 2.5" and they were much better. They went on tacoridinhigh's truck with those monstrous 6" blocks on steroids. :eek:

    DB.jpg
     
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  7. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    Installed everything this morning, but thanks for the replies anyways.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    For others going through this... Better shops will make U bolts on site. Sops being spring and suspension shops. Check your yellow pages. I had 4 made for 50$. The should be replaced everytime you take em off. Itsannoying trying to get rusty ones off anyways. A cutting wheel on an angle grinder makes short work of a tedious task. Well worth the $50
     
  9. Aug 21, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    Anyone who reads this in the SoCal area....

    NATIONAL SPRINGS, in El Cajon, made mine. I brought my truck to them, they stuck their head under the truck with a tape measure, 10 minutes later, I had longer, stronger new UBolts, with sets of washer and locking washers, $55.
     
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  10. Aug 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    OCaron, I forgot to mention that benefit as well. Way stronger.
     
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    im thinking a mod should sticky this info beefed taco put up on u bolt measurements been looking for days ha ha!
     
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    Do the 9/16 bolts fit on a stock setup. Will it fit in the holes in the plate on the bottom of the axle?
     
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