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Where can i get u bolts

well im swapping in an explorer axle and i need new ubolts. ever place i call wants around 15 a bolt and i dont have that money to spend. i tried to get f150 ubolts but all of them are rusted so damn bad you cant get them off.


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I would recommend spending the $15 a bolt. Save up for it if you have to. You definitely don't want to skimp and save a few pennies, just to have your axle drop off the bottom of your truck while you're motoring down the highway...
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yeah i know but i have a pair at the house but idk if there guna work will have to see i was just wondering if anyone knew some place where you could get them cheaper
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Try going to a Tractor Supply store, or a Semi-truck place. Usually if you give them the specs, they can custom fab you up a set for cheap. A guy I work with got a set bent up for his heep, and it came to $30 for the set.
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$15 ea is pretty reasonable actually. Generally, around here, $20 a u-bolt is the norm. And here, I get 'em made for me....then again, i do go bigger in stud diameter as well. none of this stock 7/16" junk.


Check online stores.....check LMC truck in their F150/Bronco catalog. I'm sure $15 ea is very comparable.

http://www.lmctruck.com
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^^^ i didnt think of tractor supply
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Dont reuse old ubolts.
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the used ones will be fine
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the used ones will be fine
You shouldnt use them. When you tighten down a Ubolt you litteraly stretch them. You shouldnt reuse them because of this. They have been stretched once. Quite being a cheap skate and do it right the first time. 60 dollars is worth your life and the people you share the road with. If you cant afford to do a project the correct way then you need to wait till you can afford to.
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if you want, i have a spring shop right down the road from me. i can have them bend some up for you and then ship them out. it cost me $34 for 4 with new washers and nuts for my old bronco.
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yeah go a head man i might have just sold my probe so the money will be here
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ill need to know how long they have to be and the diameter of the axle.
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Downey...is this for the expo axle?


If so....needs to be 3.25 tube and I wanna say 10" or 11". IDK. Whatever stock ranger length is.
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i need 10x3.35x5/8 but idk if the probe is sold yet
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ill have them made whenever your ready, so just let me know.
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the used ones will be fine
lol no
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go to Napa.
the ones for my front axle were between 10 and 15 a piece i think? idk.. you can tell them the diameter of the tube, and how long you want them, then the style of u-bolt.. and they can get it.
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I had them made for a trailer once at this place called "Fulton Spring Company"... They basically just specialized in doing the suspension and maintance on big rigs trailers... they made them for me on the spot for 2 bucks a pop... I felt like I was actually working with an american company... It was a NICE CHANGE. :)
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