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where can i buy longer u-bolts???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by wow, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    wow

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    installing aal and one inch spacer in front
    dont want to start and find out u-bolts are too short in back.
    where do you guys buy? online ?
    will stock work? help thank you in advance
    mike
     
  2. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    TacoTycoon

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    not sure if the stock ones will work I just bought longer ones when I got my lift, I got mine from toytec.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    Find a local spring (suspension, driveshaft) shop. They should be able to custom make ubolts for you.

    It's hard to order them online unless you know the 'exact' dimensions you need.

    What are you installing in the rear?
    Are you installing an AAL? If yes...then call the manufacturer of the AAL and ask them for some u-bolts if they didn't already come in the kit.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    If you have the standard 3-leaf pack and you're just adding an AAL, you can reuse your existing U Bolts. If you have the TSB pack and are adding an AAL, same thing (the dealer should have given you longer ones with the new pack).
    If you're doing a block or an entirely new leaf pack (deaver, dakar, allpro etc) you can get these.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    Re-using Ubolts isn't necessarily a good thing, especially if you do any offroading. When you re-torque them that 2nd time, they have a greater chance of coming loose. When they come loose, the centering pins can break and all hell breaks loose.

    If you re-use them...just make sure you CHECK THEM to make sure they're staying tight.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    You should be checking all the bolts you loosened for the lift anyway. That plus Loctite will prevent any problems.
     
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