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u bolt size

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by poolcues, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. poolcues

    poolcues 1/2 ton status

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    does any one know the inside diameter and bolt size ( 9/16 etc. )for u bolts on a 14 SF rear and 10 bolt front. i believe it's a 7/16 bolt with an inside diameter of 3 1/4 " for the rear and 7/16 bolt with a 3" diameter for the front.
    just looking to double check.
    thanks
     
  2. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    the front is 5/8" with 3 of the u bolts being 3" diameter and the other one being 3.5" diameter.
     
  3. poolcues

    poolcues 1/2 ton status

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    i appreciate the info. you're right. i got off my lazy @$$ and went and measured them!!:D
     
  4. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Actually, the 14FF and SF tubes are closer to 3 3/8" diameter.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    upgrade all to 5/8. your better off. better strength rod.
     
  6. Cajun4x4

    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    i went to the spring shop the other day and they said they couldnt do 3 3/8"... only 3 1/4 or 3 1/2 :dunno:
     
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    I bought some last week for a 14ff. They were 5/8 by 3 1/2 I.D
     
  8. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    thay just dont want to spend 100 bucks on a new die to bend them. :D
     
  9. Cajun4x4

    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    well yea, but should i look elsewhere for some or is one of the available choices acceptable?
     
  10. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    90% get away with the 3.5. but make sure you tighten the he!! out of the nuts and recheck the nuts at least 1 time. when you run the nut down it will pull the ubolt up as close as possible.

    if you are a perfectionest. get the 3 3/8 bend.
     

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