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u bolt ?

I'm in the middle of swapping in a new rearend in my truck. Can I use the old u bolts or should I just get new ones. I have heard that they stretch out when you torque them down.
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Most people prefer to replace them. Whether or not is required every single time is debatable.
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There is no damage to them, threads look good. I'm being a little cheap right now so I think I'll just reuse them.
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Most people prefer to replace them. Whether or not is required every single time is debatable.
Agreed.
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the myth is that they streatch like head bolts and others. i have reused them on many different ocasions. however check them after a day, for about a week. (over kill i know, but better safe than sorry)
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If you are reusing them definitely recheck them a few times after you put them in, like mentioned above!
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I've always reused mine and haven't one problem yet.
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Sounds good, just wanted to check with you guys. Thanks.
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