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u-bolt question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bad_bo_ti, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    on u bolts is there a reason for the tall nuts or can you use standard thickness nuts? thanks, chris
     
  2. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    I think they use the tall ones so you can get to them with the deep socket w/out having to cut off too much of the bolt.
    Mine has standard nuts on them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    When i had my u-bolts made, they gave me tall nuts and washers for free /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    well i had some but like always, i loose my nuts!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif i was just wondering if it was a safety issue or not
     
  5. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    if your goen to get new ones and just gonna get a ruglar nut get grade 8 nylocks (not sure if thats how you spell it but its a lock nut with nylon inside)
     
  6. 88jimmy4x4

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    if your goen to get new ones and just gonna get a ruglar nut get grade 8 nylocks (not sure if thats how you spell it but its a lock nut with nylon inside)

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    I agree, thats what I use /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. justhorsinaround

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    If I'm thinkin right the tall nuts have more surface area so will not be so likely to loosen. Good luck to y'all.

    Allan
     

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