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u-bolts too short for dakars

Discussion in 'All-Pro Off Road' started by especk, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    wat?
    post #19
     
  2. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    how is that possible when they dont even go over anything with a round shape? They make contact with the top of the leafs which is flat.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    wat?
    the talk wasnt about stock u bolts, but the AP ones...that's why i reference the block kits b/c they have the rounded ones in them. i'm running a set, i know.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    wat?
    b/c you have to also remember that these lift block kits are for lowering as well. when they use them to lower, the are running an under axle leaf kit and the rounded part of the u blot is on top of the axle.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    so the rounded part of the ubolt is in contact on top of the flat leafs? (in an ordinary block kit with out the flip)
     
  6. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    wat?

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  7. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    I see what your sayin and I believe you. Its just that i wouldnt want that on my truck.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    wat?
    :facepalm:

    go to an auto store and open up the block kit. it will look exactly as the AP u bolt, but longer.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    I wouldnt want a longer u bolt that is rounded (such as all-pros) going over my leafs. I understand that in your situation in works perfect because you got the flip kit.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    Don't you have the flip kit?
     
  11. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    wat?
    that's what i dont understand....from this he says he does....


     
  12. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    haha the flip kit is on there. I understand everything you are saying and its correct. I was just trying to make a point about if I didnt have the kit.

    Sorry guys - Ive been taking midterms all week for my doctor of pharmacy program so my brain is pretty shot. There was definitely some confusion back there - highly likely due to me.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    wat?
    this is now a WTF thread....

    the entire thread was about longer u bolts to fit an AP flip kit....no where in this thread did you say anything about longer u bolts for people that DONT have the flip kit.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    ya but you brough up buyin ubolts with a block kit and I figured those would just be longer stock ones - didnt see why they would be round. Thats where the craziness started.
     
  15. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    wat?
    i also said in the beginning that they were exactly like the AP ones, but longer.
     
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    heres my problem:

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    ok, u win :) haha
     
  18. Feb 17, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    wat?
    that was the same issue i had for my one side.
     
  19. Feb 19, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    so I had new ubolts made. They are over an inch longer to work with the dakars. They made them while I waited :). It cost about $30. Betts Spring Manufacturing in Ripon, CA - they have business in numerous locations also.
     
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    I did just this. Thanks!
     
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