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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-21-2003, 10:03 AM
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U JOINT BOLT QUESTION.

Where can I pick up some U-bolts for my wrangler. Auto-Zone was no help.
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Re: U JOINT BOLT QUESTION.

Take measurements and have a spring shop bend you up a set of them. They need to know the diameter of the u bolt, the width of the axle tube (ie the inside measurement of the u bolt) and the inside height.
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Re: U JOINT BOLT QUESTION.

Are you looking for axle U-bolts, or U-joint u-bolts??? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-22-2003, 02:47 PM
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Re: U JOINT BOLT QUESTION.

4wd hardware sells strap and bolt kits,but your local napa store should have them too. If your out to change to a ubolt style I think you can use the ones from a 45-79 cj with a little modifacation to your yokes;ie drilling out the bolt holes so the ubolt can pass thru.
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Re: U JOINT BOLT QUESTION.

If you're talking about the yoke straps, autozone & pepboys have both styles - the strap type and the ubolt type - made by a company named "HELP!"..... If you're talking about the axle ubolts, i second the 'talk to a spring shop' idea. good luck.

As far as drilling out and replacing the strap type w/the ubolt type, it's a great idea, but keep in mind that sticking with the strap type creates an obvious "weak spot" for your driveline to fail - sounds like a bad thing, but i'd rather tear the yoke straps off (i have about 4 sets of them in my glovebox) than tear the tailhousing off or ruin something else. Food for thought....

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Re: U JOINT BOLT QUESTION.

Well,
I don't think the straps offer any benefit in saving something else from breakage. I had a set of straps loosen let go, letting the u-joint slip out and split the yoke on my driveshaft. Not too big of a deal, since I was on the street, but it would have sucked on a trail somewhere.

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Re: U JOINT BOLT QUESTION.

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
saving something else from breakage

[/ QUOTE ]1. Agreed...
2. The strap has no advantage,
3. If you've ever had a U-joint strap bolt break,
4. On the trail,
5. In mud,
6. When it's snowing,
7. And the sun's going down,
8. You'd love to have the U-bolt.
9. It's much easier to repalce,
10. And in the long run more robust.
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