Do you need U-bolts on leaf springs?

Do you need U-bolts on leaf springs?

Considered one of the major parts of your leaf spring installation, u-bolts will provide a permanent tie between the spring leaves and your axle. Primarily, the truck u-bolts provide the force required to clamp the leaf spring and related components firmly together.

What is the torque specs for U-bolts on leaf spring?

Torque Rating for Shackle Bolts and Trailer Suspension Components If you are using 9/16 inch shackle bolts which are the most common you will want 65 to 95 foot pounds of torque. If you are using 1/2 inch then go for 45 to 70 foot pounds. And for 5/8 inch bolts use 100 to 120 foot pounds.

What grade are leaf spring bolts?

METRIC Leaf Spring Eye Bolts, Grade 8.

Can I reuse my leaf spring U-bolts?

Generally, most after-market U-bolt manufacturers recommend to never reuse U-bolts.

Can I use Grade 8 bolts for leaf springs?

yes you can, I have done it, almost two years, no problemo. I had the broken nut senerio while removing the leafs. I’m in the process of cutting out the bolt. Once it is all out can I go to the local hardware joint and get a grade-8 nut & bolt of the same size.

How tight should trailer leaf spring bolts be?

Tightening the shackle bolts too much will squeeze the shackle straps against the leaf springs and the whole suspension system will bind and cause problems. The best thing to do when tightening down shackle bolts is to use lock nuts and tighten them until they are snug and then backed off 1/4 turn.

When should I replace leaf springs?

Look out for these tell tale signs that you need to replace your leaf springs:

  1. Squeaky sounds while your truck is in motion.
  2. Slouching on one side.
  3. Sagging in the back.
  4. Diminished handling.
  5. Trouble hauling and towing loads.
  6. Suspension bottoming out.
  7. Cracks on leaves.

What kind of bolt to use for leaf spring?

Purchase single bolts or specialized kits with leaf spring bolts. We also carry a variety of leaf spring hardware to help you complete your repairs with parts purchased in one place. Consider a bushing and bolt kit or a kit with shackle bolts and bushings.

Which is Grade 8 leaf spring eye bolt kit?

Grade 8 Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit. Grade 10.9 (Metric) Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit. Grade 8 Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit. Grade 10.9 (Metric) Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit. Grade 8 Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit. Grade 10.9 (Metric) Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit. Grade 8 Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit. Grade 10.9 (Metric) Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit.

How big are the leaf spring shackle bolts?

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Where can I buy replacement leaf springs for my truck?

Buy leaf springs for trucks, trailers, and cars at We stock a complete line of OEM quality replacement leaf springs for all vehicles. Call 1-800-358-4751 or visit