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14BFF U-bolts????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Beast388, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    I searched all over town yesterday for U-bolts to do my 14BFF swap. No one carried 3-3/8" ID u-bolts, but some had 3.5" ID's.

    So what is the consensus?....Do 3.5" ID u-bolts work or is 3-3/8" the only way to go? I measured the hole measurements on the spring plates, and the 3-3/8" look like they will fit much better than the 3.5"'s. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    I would like to run the correct 3-3/8" ID u-bolts if possible, does anyone know of a good place from which to order them? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    spring shops will make you any ubolt for any axle in any length...
     
  3. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    Yup around here thers a sping shop that does them pretty cheap with nuts and washers and there grade 8 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. heavy4x4

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    Call Rough Country's 1-800 order line.
    I called a week or two ago and ordered a set of front u-bolts for my truck. $20 later and shipped to my door in 3 days, I had a set of u-bolts /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I know they have the u-bolts for the 14 bolt because I have them, but I'm not sure if those will cost $20 too. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    My spring shop makes them for $5 each.
     
  6. Beast388

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Call Rough Country's 1-800 order line.
    I called a week or two ago and ordered a set of front u-bolts for my truck. $20 later and shipped to my door in 3 days, I had a set of u-bolts /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I know they have the u-bolts for the 14 bolt because I have them, but I'm not sure if those will cost $20 too. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

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    I called Rough Country....they only list a 3-1/2" u-bolt, rather than 3-3/8". Kit price was $25 + $7 for shipping. How do your u-bolts fit?

    My local (50 miles away) spring shop will make them for $10 each.

    Hmmm.....decisions decisions. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  7. heavy4x4

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    Here's the story behind it. I ordered my lift system from them. Because I needed 56" rear springs for my burb, they basically ordered up a lift system for a 3/4 ton pickup. Well, they sent the u-bolts for a 14 bolt FF (because it was for a 3/4 ton pickup) but of course I had a 10 bolt. They shipped me the correct u-bolts next-day when I told them about it. But anyway, I've had the 14FF u-bolts in my garage ever since, and I just used them about a month ago when swapping in the rear axle. They fit perfectly.
     

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