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Old 12-23-2011, 09:32 PM
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Leaf Spring to axle ubolt torque spec

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what is the torque spec for the leaf spring u-bolts on the rear axle?
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:39 PM
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:59 PM
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you'll want to keep checking them for a few times after you drive the truck too.you'll notice they'll take a few more turns after some miles going down the road.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:36 PM
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i will make sure to check them.
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i got everything back together yesterday. i went for about a mile drive yesterday and checked the nuts and they were a bit loose. how many times should i recheck the torque on them? kind of sucks having to take the tires off to check them.
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i keep checking them about 10 times.once after about 20-30 mile trips for good measure.it's probably over kill,but it doesn't hurt to make sure lol.
i can simply reach around to check and snug up if needed.
i just added another aux spring to my packs.man i love it! just what she wanted.she stays up nice and pretty when hauling now.
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i wish i could get them with out taking the tires off.
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Why do you take off the tires?
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Did you have to take your springs to the spring shop to add the extra spring?
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Did you have to take your springs to the spring shop to add the extra spring?
i just went to traction (HD parts store) and bought another f450 aux spring with new center and U bolts.
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Can you post pics I want to add a spring to my rear
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I'd keep checking the bolts until they stop loosening up...
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Can you post pics I want to add a spring to my rear
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Aah I see thanks for the pics. I just called the spring shop they quoted me $440 for the aux kit (brackets $40 per side, springs $180, and u bolts $10 each) is that a reasonable price? It is $270 to have my springs flexed and add a leaf maybe that is the route I will go.
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