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"Fastest Finger Question"!!! - U-Bolt Torque Spec...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Dec 2, 2001.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    \"Fastest Finger Question\"!!! - U-Bolt Torque Spec...

    I'm always amazed at how FAST people can answer almost any question on this board....so here's one for you guys:

    I installed a U-Bolt reversing kit on my 12-Bolt last night (U-Bolt points UP, and threads are on TOP)....the 1972 K5 Factory Service manual states that U-Bolts are torqued to 120 Ft-Lbs....

    Is 120 Ft-Lbs still the right value for U-Bolts....even if they're this newer style mount? It's kind of a CRITICAL part of the truck, so I'd like to know I used the right torque spec!!!! [​IMG]

    .....alright I'm starting my stopwatch NOW, who's gonna answer first? [​IMG]

    -Greg72

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    Re: \"Fastest Finger Question\"!!! - U-Bolt Torque Spec...

    120-140 sounds right for U-bolts...

    Rene

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  3. Greg72

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    Re: \"Fastest Finger Question\"!!! - U-Bolt Torque Spec...

    You ROCK....! [​IMG]

    Thanks Rene.....I guess I don't have to climb under my truck again, YET!



    -Greg72

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    Re: \"Fastest Finger Question\"!!! - U-Bolt Torque Spec...

    I know Rene already replied, but I would like to second. I have mine at 140-150.

    Brian
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    Re: \"Fastest Finger Question\"!!! - U-Bolt Torque Spec...

    According to the Rancho Suspension instruction sheet, they show to torque the nuts between 85 to 110 ft. lbs. So, in my method, I would have done 100 ft. lbs.


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