U-Bolts/AAL - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-06-2011
The SuperDookie Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 817
U-Bolts/AAL

When I put add a leaf on (Procomp short AAL), Do I need to replace the U-joints?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-06-2011
stangdroptop351's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Scottdale,PA
Posts: 511
as in driveshaft u joints?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-06-2011
The SuperDookie Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 817
Im sorry, I meant U joints that hold the leafs down to the rear end.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-06-2011
stangdroptop351's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Scottdale,PA
Posts: 511
u bolts hmmm idk prob would b a good idea
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-06-2011
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
U-bolts. and Yes, replace them.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-06-2011
The SuperDookie Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 817
Do I need bigger bolts, or just newer ones?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-06-2011
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by The SuperDookie Ranger View Post
Do I need bigger bolts, or just newer ones?
you can use stock but you'll want NEW u-bolts, not used.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-06-2011
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by The SuperDookie Ranger View Post
Do I need bigger bolts, or just newer ones?
you can use stock size but you'll want NEW u-bolts, not used.
I get mine from ruffstuff.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-06-2011
The SuperDookie Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 817
You think you could give me a length, I have no clue and looked on their site
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-06-2011
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
5/8" x 2 3/4" x 10" for a 28 spline 8.8 and 5/8" x 3 1/4" x 10" for a 31 spline.

$13.25/ubolt
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-06-2011
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
You should never reuse Ubolts as the stretch when you install them. However you can typically use them if they are in good shape. I have before for temporary use. Plus you can measure the stock ones and figure you need ubolts an inch longer than the ones you have now.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-06-2011
stangdroptop351's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Scottdale,PA
Posts: 511
x2 thats what i thought go 1" longer thats what i text to him
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-06-2011
The SuperDookie Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 817
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
You should never reuse Ubolts as the stretch when you install them. However you can typically use them if they are in good shape. I have before for temporary use. Plus you can measure the stock ones and figure you need ubolts an inch longer than the ones you have now.
So, your saying I can use the ones on there now for temporary use?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-06-2011
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Yes they should be just long enough. make sure at least one thread is sticking past the nut. (aka make sure they are long enough)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-06-2011
stangdroptop351's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Scottdale,PA
Posts: 511
and make sure you use pb blaster on the nuts a day b4 u start on it so it dont snap 1 of the u bolts or tear the threads off of it
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-06-2011
The SuperDookie Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 817
Free away will work the same
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-06-2011
stangdroptop351's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Scottdale,PA
Posts: 511
or that, no wd-40 unless u need a air freshener lol
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-06-2011
The SuperDookie Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 817
haha, right. lol
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-06-2011
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
lmao once you re-use i guarantee you'll never replace. have fun with them stretching
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-07-2011
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
lmao once you re-use i guarantee you'll never replace. have fun with them stretching
minor issue. lol
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-07-2011
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
Wirelessly posted (Droid X)

You're going to have to replace the center pin in the leaf pack first of all. It may come with a new center pin tho. But yeah, your stickers should work length wise. Like Zach said, if at least one thread is sticking up past the nut, you're ok, but to be on yhr safe side you typically want a solid inch past the nut.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-10-2011
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrePaul86 View Post
Wirelessly posted (Droid X)
you're ok, but to be on yhr safe side you typically want a solid inch past the nut.
ha, that's what she said....

thanks for the info, i was looking at u-bolts and was curious about which ones to purchase. in regards to bolt diameter.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-15-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Souderton, PA
Posts: 1
I pretty much had the same question after a bought an extra leaf for my 03 ranger. The guy I talked to on the phone told me that you shouldn't really re-use your ubolts unless it was some kind of emergency. 13 bucks for a ubolt seems kinda high, I bought a pair of ubolts for 15 and change and it came with all new washers and nuts. I purchased my stuff from ATSSPRINGS.com. Hope that helps
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-15-2011
The SuperDookie Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 817
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrePaul86 View Post
Wirelessly posted (Droid X)

You're going to have to replace the center pin in the leaf pack first of all. It may come with a new center pin tho. But yeah, your stickers should work length wise. Like Zach said, if at least one thread is sticking up past the nut, you're ok, but to be on yhr safe side you typically want a solid inch past the nut.
Yea, they come with new center pins. I'll just keep the ones I have for now, But I'm ot sure how long I should go about using my old ones.....
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-13-2011
rkneeshaw's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Petoskey, MI
Posts: 106
I'm fairly certain the u-bolt diameter for our rangers is 1/2", not 5/8" as was posted earlier.

My application guides are saying 1/2" x 2-3/4" x 9" for the ranger (28-spline).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pros and cons of AAL Ranger1 General Ford Ranger Discussion 24 07-30-2009 05:20 PM
my blocks and AAL's j18willis Suspension Tech 33 10-23-2005 01:16 PM
AAL's j18willis Suspension Tech 12 08-29-2005 07:06 PM
Spindle lift and aal Dude Suspension Tech 8 08-17-2005 12:32 PM
Lifting the rear: Deavers vs. AAL's jdugan4859 Suspension Tech 52 02-15-2005 03:07 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:36 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.