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Studs for steering arm ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 70jimmy, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So I found some studs locally however the top threading in coarse thread. this is where the nuts to hold the steering arms on would be. Is this ok? Or should I either order proper studs with fine threading on both ends or just used bolts. Thanks.
     
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    Any of those solutions will probably work fine, and since its for yourself, I'd say use grade 8. The design is very robust, there would be lots of warning if anything was coming loose, etc. And thats OK seeing as how we are under the truck at least once a month. :D
     
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    When I had a 44 in mine I ended up going to a dealer to get new studs, nuts and cone washers. I think that was about 8-10 years ago and my sphincter still hurts!!!!!
     
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    I checked the Chevy dealer and all they had was the 9/16 stock ones and didn't even find where you could order the 5/8. Guess they weren't used from stock on anything. I did think about checking ford. Dodge maybe. I don't know. Come monday I will take the knuckles to a friends shop and drink coffee while he presses the new ball joints in and then go running all over the place and find something to work.

    The studs with coarse thread are like $2.50 each so that's not bad.
     
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    Thats the hot ticket, one Chevy stud is $12.
     
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    I don't see anything on the site about whether they are 5/8 or not?? Guess I will have to call them.
     

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