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Shackle Bolts....Grade 8 or 5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90idahoblazer, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. 90idahoblazer

    90idahoblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Ok guys , should I use grade 8 or 5 for my shackle bolts....I have heard pros and cons for both....I have hear that the 5 has alittle more flex and wont snap as easy....the 8 are just stronger...what are most shackle bolts 8's or 5's.....

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  2. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    IMO I would go Grade 8. There is no replacement for strength when it comes to suspension and steering. I have never seen one break in a shackle before, I have bent and broken springs, but never a bolt.

    If ya can't stop.......Smile as you go under! [​IMG]
     
  3. Pugsley

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    Grade 8 on suspension and steering - Always. There is no substitute for safety[​IMG]

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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  4. 90idahoblazer

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    I finaly found a place that had the right length bolts...grade 8....thanks pugs
     

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