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True to form for me, I'm scrambling at the last minute to make sure I have everything I need for the Steeler Nation Wrench-a-thon with the Richmond Va chapter this weekend.

 

That being said, can anybody tell me what dimensions my replacement u-bolts need to be for my MT spring packs mounted under a D44? Need the info pretty quick so that I can have some made up and or purchased by the end of the day tomorrow.

 

Hey mjeff87, we should set up a video camera and time lapse it so it looks like a 30 minute episode of Overhaulin at the end of the weekend LOL!

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EDIT: JUst saw you have a D44 - IGNORE the below except about doubling your nuts. :cheers:

 

Wahoo, you going to need 1/2" dia. round u-bolts, 2-3/4" width inside-to-inside (ID), and 8" length top to bottom. ASSuming you are installing on a D35 axle and are staying SUA. These are what I used when I installed my MT 5-leaf springs. And don't forget to double up your nuts! :eek:

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Wahoo, you going to need 1/2" dia. round u-bolts, 2-3/4" width inside-to-inside (ID), and 8" length top to bottom. ASSuming you are installing on a D35 axle and are staying SUA. These are what I used when I installed my MT 5-leaf springs. And don't forget to double up your nuts! :eek:

 

i was told by someone else 9/16's bolt by someone else. going on a D44, staying SUA. so i've been checking around with the same dimensions you mentioned but with 9/16s, not 1/2". please confirm........

 

and why are thinking about my nuts? :D

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i was told by someone else 9/16's bolt by someone else. going on a D44, staying SUA. so i've been checking around with the same dimensions you mentioned but with 9/16s, not 1/2". please confirm........

 

and why are thinking about my nuts? :D

 

Yes, 9/16" dia. material for the D44 u-bolts. And I'm talking about the U-bolt nuts (two on each bolt leg), not yours mate. :cheers:

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You're having U bolts made?

 

They are common enough that I imagine places like Fastenall would have them. As well as just about any car dealership in various sizes. There's gotta be a bunch that interchange with Comanches. I got a set for my Ford and for my D35 from Advance Auto Parts; they have quite a selection in the help section.

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Called Advance, they couldn't get anything bigger than 1/2" and I need 9/16s.

 

I didn't think of Fastenal until after the fact which is ironic you mention them because just last week I had to get them to order new flange bolts for my tow hooks.

 

This shop is a spring and suspension specialist, that's all they do. They have threaded rod in stock in tons of different sizes, grade 5 and 8 of course. So all they do is pull some stock off a rack and put it on a bender. $46 for all of them in Grade 8 with nuts and washers included. jamminz.gif

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