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What size bolt for a rear shock????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlueOx, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. BlueOx

    BlueOx 1/2 ton status

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    I’m about to order some rear shock mount tabs for the axle and they want to know what size bolt hole to drill in them. I told them I am going to use the stock bolt but, I didn’t know what size it was. They want to send them w/o holes since I don’t know want size bolt it is. I thought I wound ask if anyone knows what size the stock bolt is for my rear shocks.

    Anyone?
     
  2. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    If I remember correctly I used 1/2" bolts /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    the Ford towers I had to drill out to 1/2" also.
    Not positive but I'm thinking 1/2" is right
     
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    1/2" is right. I know on mine I'm running 5/8" since i don't run sleeves in my bushings.
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    However I forgot I drilled out the lowers..been so long
    After measureing my 14 bolt here at work under my burb and compairing them to tazzy's we came up with a 9/16" bolt.
     
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    why are you not running sleeves? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    on my Wagon I'm not running sleeves so the shock can flex more and not bind. I was talking to Sky on this and he never uses the sleeves. all his tabs are punched out to 5/8"
     

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