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Best place to get new U-bolts?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Jan 21, 2001.

    I am dropping the Burb down and losing the blocks in the rear, I'll be getting BDS front springs and already have the rear ones. I need all new U-bolts for the front and rear. The front axle is a 10 bolt 3/4 ton with the BDS 5.5" springs and the rear is superlift 7 leaf (6" with add-a leaf) on a 14 bolt FF rear. Some places seem outrageous on U-bolt prices !! Any clues who may be the best priced?

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  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I have bought many u-bolts from superlift. I usually buy them without the nuts and washers as I dont like the nylock nuts on u-bolts. I just run to the local spring company and get those tall nuts and thick washers. These tall nuts dont have nylon inserts in them. The average cost of one u-bolt from superlift ranges about 10.00 per bolt.
     
  2. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    I got mine for the front from a axle and spring place that specialized on OTR trucking. The do a fair amount of business on company work trucks so were very capable and helpful. I just took in an old u-bolt and told them I needed the same thing only longer. They had the raw stock and made them up for me in about 1/2 hour. About $20 if I remember correctly.

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey goose, what part of south central Kansas are you? And which sheriffs dept. are you with? I am in Ellsworth, about 100 miles from you and have a classmate who works in Derby for sheriff dept.
     
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    In the past, I've just looked up "Springs" in the Yellow Pages and found a local company that makes leaf springs. They can make just about any u-bolt you can imagine. The last time I bought some, they cost me about $7.50 each.

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    Gopherkiller 1/2 ton status

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    I have noticed that if you get the "cheap" U bolts, that they tend to strech when you toqure them down. That bothers me. I always get mine from a spring shop(that works on big trucks.)
     
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    definately go to a spring shop. No waiting, and probably cheaper...

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    I got new ones at NAPA. I took an old one with me and they matched it up. They came with the tall nuts and thick washers. As I remember, they were about $10.00 each.

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