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Need Help real quick. What Studs are in the D60 spring perch?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Flexy K20, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Flexy K20

    Flexy K20 1/2 ton status

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    Title says it, I am going to the parts store and I want to know what studs in the dana 60 spring perch, so I can get some. Thanks
     
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    <font color="green"> They're 5/8" coarse, thickness depends on the spring pack thickness.</font color>
     
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    I just used grade 8 bolts on mine. Most places don't carry studs around here.
     
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    I couldn't find any grade 8 studs.
    Yeah, like he said 5/8" coarse thread.
    Length is a guessing game.
    You'll have to see how deep the threads go in the housing, then add the thickness of the spring pack and the anchor pad. Then buy a bolt with just a little less thread than that.
    I bought a few washers (in addition to the lockwasher) just in case it was a tad too long.
    -- Mike
     
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    I bought a 36" length of grade 8 ready rod (all-thread) and cut two studs to length. I have quite a bit left over...

    Rene
     
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    If you want the whole kit, you can buy it from Skyjacker (uses bolts) or Superlift (uses studs=better) and it will include the really wide Ubolt as well as the 2 standard Ubolts.
     
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    Does anyone have a tread count and length measurments? If anyone could help me that would be great. Thanks
    -Flexy
     
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    It's 5/8" NC...

    Rene
     
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    5/8" NC? Do you know how many threads per inch? I just dont know what bolts to buy. Thanks
     
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    Well you have two choices when buying the 5/8th bolts...fine or coarse thread. NC is coarse, NF is fine and the difference is obvious. All this is a round about way of saying I can't remember how many TPI 5/8" NC bolts have... /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Rene
     
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    That's funny that everyone has 5/8" studs! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
    The studs in my Dana 60 are 9/16. I know because I am using a couple of the 1-ton (9/16) lug nuts
    to hold the spring plate right now!

    Go figure...
     
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    The stud end in the D60 housing is 5/8" NC though...

    Rene
     
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    Superlift has a nice u-bolt/stud kit you can buy for about $35 that includes the 3 u-bolts and the studs along with lock nuts. The studs in the kit have the course thread for the housing on one end, but fine thread on the other end.
     
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    <font color="green"> Things change over the years on these things, from holes being stripped or whatever. I have one 5/8" stud and one 3/4" stud holding mine on. At some point one of them must have gotten stripped out and it was retapped. </font color>
     
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    Duuh!! /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    I guess that could have been the case or even what Rene said, one size "in" the spring pad &amp; a different thread/dia on the stud!
     
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    The bolts are 5/8" x 11 TPI. As far as length goes, that depends on how thick your spring pack is.
     

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