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How many D60 front users are running studs or bolts in the u-bolt plate?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thatK30guy, Oct 16, 2005.

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Which are you running?

  1. Studs

    52 vote(s)
    39.1%
  2. Grade 8 bolts

    77 vote(s)
    57.9%
  3. Grade 5 or less bolts

    4 vote(s)
    3.0%
  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    What are you running?
     
  2. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    bolts here, id love studs (comfort factor) but no problems w/ bolts.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I run grade 8 "all thread" studs. Found a local source for 5/8 NC grade 8 "all thread" and made em myself.


    Rene
     
  4. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Bolts... good enough for GM, good enough for me. :thumb:
     
  5. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I have bolts, but I just dont trust them.
    I have new studs on the way.
     
  6. Orange Crush

    Orange Crush 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Bolts here but I would rather switch out to studs I think.
     
  7. blasterD

    blasterD 1/2 ton status

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    I run the grade 8 bolts that came with my original Skyjacker Lift. No problems....yet.
     
  8. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Studs, I believe they're superlift pieces.
     
  9. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    I run bolts but I am hoping to change it over to a u-bolt soon.
     
  10. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    My studs are sharring the ride with 85mudblazin's, if I'm not mistaken. So, studs for me, when I throw the 60 in.
     
  11. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Hey Rene - I have some A36 grade 5/8 all thread, it was actually round bar that we had threaded. Do you think that would be too brittle?
     
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    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Sheared both of the studs at different times that came with the Superlift hardware kit. Switched to grade 8 bolts and haven't had any issues since.
     
  13. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    A36 is plain old mild steel. Certainly wouldn't be brittle, more likely to stretch and break before you get to 100 lbs of torque. On such a critical application i wouldn't risk it. Tensile on mild is pathetic compared to grade 5 and grade 8 bolts. Easily less than half...


    Rene
     
  14. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    I'm running B7 studs and G8 nuts with hardened washers in mine.
     
  15. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    I am running the same setup as Russ.
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm an idiot, what does B7 mean?
     
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    bolts for me. and on my second set. i believe the degree shims had alot to do with the first set snapping.
     
  18. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    gr 8 bolts for me, never had a problem. I wouldn't mind running studs, but bolts are just easier to find. If you change your suspension set up frequently, finding new studs at the correct length (assuming you can't make your own!) can be a PITA. I can drive 5 mins to the hardware place and get bolts of the right length. It would be cool if ARP make some longer-than-stock replacement studs for this application... the steel they use for their hardware pretty much kicks ass.

    j
     
  19. BadDog

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    B7 is another spec very similar "G8". It seems that "grade 8" can not be applied to studs or all-thread for whatever reason, so the term B7 is used. I don't remember the details, but it's basically the same as saying "Grade 8 stud".
     
  20. hotdawg

    hotdawg Newbie

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    I use grade 8 bolts and have not had any trouble at all.
     

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