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Foolow up to the shock mount question...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 78Jimmyish, Sep 22, 2001.

  1. 78Jimmyish

    78Jimmyish 1/2 ton status

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    What grade bolts should I use for the bottom of the shock? I'm hoping I can find a hardware store open tomorrow.
     
  2. CV202

    CV202 1/2 ton status

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    Grade 8 in my opinion. Better to have it too strong than not enough. The regular grade stuff will hold for about ten miles (ask me how I know) Good Luck. [​IMG]

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. 78Jimmyish

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    I thought that I had read something about grade 8 being the strongest in tensile strength, but that grade 5 was stronger in shear strength. Since that's what I'll be dealing with with the shock mounts (shear, not tensile) should I use grade 5 instead?
     
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    Just stick with grade 8 bolts and be done with it.

    It's going to take a lot more shear strength to break one of these bolts than you think.

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  5. Hossbaby50

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    Grade 8 all the way. When I wrecked my Jimmy most of the force went through my front driver side tow hook which was held on with two grade 8 bolts. The frame bent but the bolts held. They didn't even come loose, or show any signs of damage at all.
     

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