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where to get longer u bolts

Im putting in bigger blocks (3in) but i dont know what size u bolt to get or where to get it. any help on where to get them or what size i need?
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local spring shop will make you quality ubolts or at a local autoparts place you can buy the 3" block kit and just use the u-bolts (the blocks are cheap aluminum)

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Thanks. Do you know what size the stock u bolt is?
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It depends on what axle you have. A 7.5 and 8.8 28 spline have a 2.75" O.D. axle tube while the 31 spline 8.8 has 3.25" O.D. axle tube

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My 94 Explorer Axle measures 3-1/4" O.D. . The U-Bolts are made from 7/16inch rod and are 3-3/8" inside x 7-1/2" long outside.
Size of stock ubolt depends on axle and if its 4x4 or not (has rear block or not). If your going to have u bolts made, just take them one of your old ones.
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ocal autoparts place you can buy the 3" block kit and just use the u-bolts (the blocks are cheap aluminum)
Yeah, autozone sells just U bolts, and the 3" kit with U bolts for like $20. Just take one of your old bolts in with you and get new ones an inch longer.
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Check your phone book for a local spring shop, they will sell you good quality stuff.
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Thanks everyone
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Oregon Spring is where I go...not for the ranger yet though.
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