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14 Bolt U-bolt measurements

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by greyhoundjc, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. greyhoundjc

    greyhoundjc 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to have a local drive line shop bend me some new u-bolts for a 14 bolt axle that I'm about to install. When I bought the axle it didn't come with any. Does anyone know the exact measurements for the u-bolts that I can give to the shop? They said they will bend whatever I tell them to, but if there wrong I'm stuck with them :doah:.
     
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    3 3/8" I.D. Then just have them make them however long you need.
     
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    5/8" x 3 3/8" x 10" stock
     
  4. goldwing2000

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    That's what I used (with 6" lift springs) but they could have been an inch or two shorter. My deep socket was only grabbing about half the nut.
     
  5. greyhoundjc

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    Thanks for the quick responses. I do have a 1" block in the back so the 10'' length will probably be fine. Did you measure the torque when installing them or just go as tight as possible?
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    axle tube dia for bend.

    length= axle tube dia + spring pack total thickness with blocks+ top or bottom plate + about 1" for the nuts at minimum.

    good rule of thumb is 1" extra on top of nuts for full nut contact.
     
  7. goldwing2000

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    Always measure the torque and tighten in the proper sequence.
     
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    Hey thanks for the new sig line:haha: :haha:
     
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    no problem any time.:haha:
     

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