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Help with spring eye bolts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I did a search and found the forward eye of the front springs is 9/16"X5" and the rear bolts on the front springs including the frame are 7/16"X5". Question I got is I am putting after market 4" lift springs in the front if they ever get here and the DIY4X flip in the rear with stock 56s. What bolts do I need for all 6 locations 3 front and 3 rear. The shackles I have for the front are 4.5" and have 1/2" holes and the rear shackle is 6" with 1/2" holes. Any help is appreciated.

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    Ira
     
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    the rears on my K10 and my C10 were both 9/16 x 4.5, i used 5s because they were easier to find and worked just as well.
     
  3. sandawgk5

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    So I can drill out the rear shackles and use 9/16 on all the rear bolts. What do I have to do to run 1/2 or 9/16 in the rear 2 bolts on the front springs.

    Ira
     
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    New bushings, and drill out your shackles
     
  5. sandawgk5

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    Do they make bushings for 9/16 or 1/2 bolts I would prefer 9/16 just for ease of replaceability ya know less spares to keep.

    Ira
     
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    Sure do, My truck is 9/16 all the way around
     
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    Sweet I live like a block from National Spring I will see if they have any.

    Ira
     
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    shouldnt have to drill anything out. all of the trucks i've torn apart have been 9/16" all the way around on the rear.
     
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    I have Kert's shackle flip with his 6" shackles on his site it says they are drilled for 1/2".

    Ira
     

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