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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2001, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Is spring center bolt generic replacement?

I'm swapping out the rear and after removing the u-bolts and the plate the pass. side spring pack fell apart indicating I guess that the center bolt is broken. How are these things supposed to be? Is this bolt supposed to hold the pack together? Is it a generic bolt that I can replace easily?


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Re: Is spring center bolt generic replacement?

I think you can use a grade 8 hex head cap screw from your local hardware store.

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Re: Is spring center bolt generic replacement?

Center bolts are generic. You just need the correct diameter. The bolts are always long, and you tighten them in place, and cut off the excess length. I have gone as far as grinding the flats on a standard bolt. Fine threads work a little better, because it is easier to tighten the spring pack together.

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Re: Is spring center bolt generic replacement?

If you have a 4x4 store near you just go buy two, they're cheap. They are
like an allen head capscrew with out the place for the allen wrench. They
should be 3/8"

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