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Ubolt question with reversal kit

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by thatncguy, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. thatncguy

    thatncguy Newbie

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    I have a 2002 Silverado I just bought one of your Ubolt reversal kits for.

    Sorry if this is a stupid question its my first time with rounded Ubolts all I have used before is thread down kind.

    I put my new springs on and when to install the ubolts and plate.
    The ubolts fit but were a tight fit the the further to "all the way on" I got. Actually had to be tapped up with a hammer the last inch.

    Is this good or bad?

    I went to put on the top plate and noticed that the thread ends had seperated where they no longer went into the top plate.
    Is this normal?
    I can not force them in with my hands, but I can with a clamp.

    I was told by a guy on the internet that I trust alot but Im just checking with you b/c you might be able to double confirm this.
    He said
    "that is normal and find, I usually have to use a clamp to get mine on. All good ubolts are made that way so they apply clamping force to the axel to keep them from moving"

    Is this true, or did I get Ubolts that are not the right size.

    Thanks a MILLION /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    did you buy the right kit for your axle?? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I prefer to use a big pair of channel lock pliers, a clamp is a pain comparatively.
    If the bolts are only a little off (1/8th" total maybe) you're fine. More than that and you should measure the axle tube and call.
     
  4. thatncguy

    thatncguy Newbie

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    I could not afford to have the truck down anylonger so I finished putting these on.

    The amount they Opened is hard to say.
    About 3/4's the thickness of the bolt itself. If I put one side of the bolt in one hole the inside edge of the other side of the bolt was right at the outside of the hole.

    What should I torque these things down to? I put them on 110 for now If I need more let me know.

    I am going to keep an eye on them for a little while and retorque them ever now and then to make sure they do not loosen. Think It will be ok ?
     
  5. miniwally

    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    110 is good but you will need to check them quite often for the first few months. They will stretch some and loosen. They should also be a maintainence point before and after every wheeling trip.
     

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