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U bolt source?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Geargrinder, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Geargrinder

    Geargrinder 1/2 ton status

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    I have everything I need to but on my 6" lift, except U bolts to fit my SF14B (this was on a 1/2T before)
    Any one know where I can get JUST U bolts long enough for 6" blocks that will fit the SF14B tubes? :1zhelp:
    P.S. did a serch, but it will not serch for "U bolts" just "bolts" :doah:
     
  2. sled_dog

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    14 bolt semi floater tubes are only 3" same as a 10 bolt, last I checked anyway...
     
  3. Geargrinder

    Geargrinder 1/2 ton status

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    Well...
    I haven't put a calipper on them yet, but they sure look bigger :crazy: I will go out and look and see right now :rolleyes:

    Just mesured, I got 3" even on the 10B, and 3.325" on 14SF.
     
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    That is correct, the 14B does have a bigger axle tube diameter than the 10 and 12 bolts.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Try a local driveline shop. That's where i get mine.
     
  7. Geargrinder

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    Not a bad idea, I'll call around and see what I find.
     
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    You might have a hard time finding U-bolts INTENDED for 6" blocks and there is probably a good reason for this :rolleyes: . You might want to re-think that plan, but if you're set on it, a local drivetrain shop should be able to sell them to you OR have them made up custom.

    The axle tube diameter on the 14SF is the same as the 14FF. Just say 3/4-ton and you should get the right thing.
     
  11. Geargrinder

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    I knew that this would pop up @ some point :rolleyes:
    The blocks are a temp. fix ;) I haven't commited to what I'll do with the rear for the 6" of lift yet :crazy: I know I don't want 6" springs because of the ride quality, not sure if I'm gona go SF & 0 rate's, 2"spring & SF, ect., ect. :o
     
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    I go to my local OTR truck repair facility, they custom make ubolts any dia, length while-u-wait.
     

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