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U bolt torque?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Glock Girl, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. Glock Girl

    Glock Girl Registered Member

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    I am putting in my front 60. What is the proper torque for the U bolts. I figure around 120ftlbs but am not sure.

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  2. UseYourBlinker

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    Mine are around 150 ft pounds



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    I've was told 120-140.

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    I also used 150 lb/ft. on my D60.............

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  5. Glock Girl

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    Thanks Guys I'll go 150 then

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    Your welcome...also welcome to CK5!



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    It is a good idea to recheck the torque after a couple hundred miles.
    Mine have stayed tight but I have read other posts where the bolts have loosened up.


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  8. 55Willy

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    Mine are 150 also...you have any pics of the stude'???

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  9. Glock Girl

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    Right now the Studebaker has the body off the frame again, I'm going to have it sent out to be dipped. Last time I just roughed everything in (custom body mounts) to see where I was at. I have some garage pics somewhere with it sitting on rims so its not too impressive. She should be back together(and driving for the 1st time) by early summer....hopefully!!!

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    Cool, just in time for MOAB[​IMG]
    us body swappers are few and far between..a rare breed.[​IMG]
    Your story sounds familar, the willy's is just sitting next to the frame, it's waiting for body bushings and a body lift.


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