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What size Ubolts should I get?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MudFrog, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 14 FF and I plan on installing the Echobit shackle flip and 57" spring conversion. As my truck is now I have 4" blocks in the rear so my ubolts are way too long to re-use. How long of a Ubolt should I get for the 14 FF, 3 or 4 leaf plus 1 overload spring 57" springs, and a Zero Rate + shim. I do not have a clue so I don't know where to begin.
     
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    I got U-bolts about 8" long for the same set-up minus the zero-rate. I do have enough threads left to add a zero rate later if needed though.

    Rene
     
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    Alright... thanks Rene.
     
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    I got mine about 9" long and they fit fine w/ plenty of thread left for zero rates or whatever.

    8" would be fine too.
    -- Mike
     
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    you need the following:

    10" 5/8 stock u-bolts with an I.D. of 3.4" and 4" of thread.

    I know because i just got back from Betts Trucks with MJF. He was getting new 14B u-bolts made.

    I got a set of 9/16" stock, 3.5" I.D., 10" long, 5" thread u-bolts on Wednesday.
     

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