Help - missing spring shackle nuts

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  1. iggi

    iggi

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    Real time Help - what size u-bolt for spring shackle?

    Update:

    One of the ubolts on my rear axle is sheared off on both ends. :eek:
    Local parts store had a 1/2" x 3" x 8" Ubolt - which is too short and also seems really tight on the axle.

    What's the correct length?
    Is 3 inch the correct width?
    Is a Grade 5 bolt ok?

    Stock axles with a 2.5 inch Belton springunder lift.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. iggi

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    bump - anyone?
    Trying to get this bolted back together in time for the weekend.
     
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    Some parts stores stock certain U bolts, no garantee that they will have your size. I usually head to AAA Spring when I need U bolts. Find a place that can bend them, an off-road shop or a spring shop in your area.
     
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  5. iggi

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    Thanks,

    I found a local spring shop (Standen's in Calgary)
    They matched up my broken bolt plus my measurement and came up with a 9/16 x 3.25 x 8.5
    A giant $10.35 each.
    Tomorrow is wrenchin day so hopefully it's the right size bolts.
     
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    Get them torqued to spec, then go back and do it again, then go back and do it again...etc. Their weight load and duty tend to stretch new ones a bit.
     
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