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D60 Leaf Spring U Bolt Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CDA 455, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    On the passenger side leaf spring bolt up; what's the best way to fasten the inside of the spring plate? Bolts? Studs?

    Would 5/8-11, 3" grade 8 bolt be good enough? Locktite them?

    And can you point me in the direction to purchase the hard wear if studs are needed?
     
  2. jays68yak

    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    There was a big post about this a while back. I run grade 8 bolts on mine. So far so good. You can get the studs when you buy a ubolt kit. Not sure if you can buy them on thier own.
     
  3. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yes, many people use bolts. I found some GradeB7 studs at the local bolt shop.

    I recently went with a kit from BTF that includes new studs. They are long for thick leaf packs. This is mine with 52's up front:
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  4. CDA 455

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    Ahhhh, Thanks for the pic and info :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: !

    What's the measurement of the fastening device? <----Carefully worded to ward off the pranksters :D :haha: !!
     
  5. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Oh really?
     
  6. CDA 455

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    :confused: ???
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    all of them i have played with are grd 5 stock from factory. and i run bolts with neverseize on them as i live in the rust belt. and no problems ever for me. i just install what ever i am puting in for lift. then add top plate. i use a screw driver in to the plate hole untill it hits bottom. i then check the length. and remove about 1/4-1/2 or the length as the holes are tapered at bottom and bolt is flat. never had a problem yet.
     

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