Help - missing spring shackle nuts

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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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.
 

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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