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Torque for U-bolts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pomai, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. pomai

    pomai 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I just installed a 14 blt into my 88 Blazer, what is the torque for the rear u-bolts? Thanks Ed
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    IIRC they are 130 ft lbs.
     
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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    when i bought ubolts a week ago the guy said that for 5/8" bolts torque is about 140 ft lbs... so its somewhere in that neighborhood
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    140ft-lbs
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know why they spec out such a high torque for them. Once you get over about 100ft*lb the u-bolt plates will start to bend. I even bent the 1/2" thick cast plate for my front D60 :mad:

    Just tighten it till you see something start to bend and then check it regulary :grin:
     

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