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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 09:26 PM
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spring centering bolt question

I will need to replace the spring centering bolt for my hybrid rear up front setup and CJ front springs to be used in the rear but I pretty much destroyed the spring centering bolts when I was rebuilding the spring packs. I went to PepBoys and bought a 5/16" x 2" long hex nut bolt as a replacement but as it turns out the head is too small for the spring perch..........what size should I get - 1/2"? I do not want to have to (drill out) increase the size of the hole in the spring packs.....TIA
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Re: spring centering bolt question

You should use whatever size came out of the spring pack otherwise there is movement and you could end
up breaking the bolt again. I buy spring bolts from my local 4x4 shop
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Re: spring centering bolt question

This is prolly not the best way to do this but when I needed a replacment bolt I just found one in my clooction of nuts and bolts that fits the hole good and then ground the head of the bolt round. worked just fine
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Re: spring centering bolt question

I have a pair of the next size up, whatever that is. I'll call you at work.....You can have these.........
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Re: spring centering bolt question

I used 5/16" hardware on mine. They didn't seem too small for the holes. Are you talking a little bit too small or way too small?
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Re: spring centering bolt question

The spring centering bolts are 8mm, with a 12mm head . If you have any old driveshaft bolts laying around they work good . Be careful how much you grind down the head to make them round, too much and they will fit loosely . These bolts are very important, as they maintain the wheelbase and keep the spring packs from moving .
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Re: spring centering bolt question

After I broke mine tryin to turn it around. I took the broke one and went up to Lowes, and got the same size bolt. Dont remmember the size but it worked fine.
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