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u-bolt torque ?'s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlazerWheels, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. BlazerWheels

    BlazerWheels 1/2 ton status

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    u-bolt torque ?\'s

    I tried to search, but came up with a bunch of parts for sell threads....

    WHat I am trying to find out is, what do I torque u-bolts to?? And what do I torque spring bolts (Through bushings) to??

    I am installing a 4" lift /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif(springs front and blocks rear) need this info to complete....

    Thanks in advance! /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: u-bolt torque ?\'s

    Spec is 150 ft lbs for u bolts, 90 lbs for main eyes and 50 for the shackle bushings.
     
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    Re: u-bolt torque ?\'s

    I believe the u-bolt torque ranges from 125 to 150 ft lbs. I settled with 130 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    dont forget to retorque after a little while /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Re: u-bolt torque ?\'s

    U-bolt torque value is relative to U-bolt diameter. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: u-bolt torque ?\'s

    my father says to torque the hell out of them.. he said.. just keep on turing them until they contour the axle... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: u-bolt torque ?\'s

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    my father says to torque the hell out of them

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    this may be relative to wrench size also so I personally would not go with this method. Use a torque wrench to avoid problems with such a critical point
     
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    Re: u-bolt torque ?\'s

    I tightened mine with my Ingersoll Rand 2135TI. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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