Anyone know the dimensions of a u-bolt? - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Jeep - Hardcore Tech
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-24-2001, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4145
Location: Lewisville, TX, USA
Posts: 69
Send a message via AIM to DanH
Post Anyone know the dimensions of a u-bolt?

I need to find some new U-Bolts for my axle swap...

Kind of hard to measure them when they're on the jeep...

It's a stock '87 axle, with add-a-leaf's in the spring pack...

any ideas?
DanH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
LOPPY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Member # 1108
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 2,349
Post

Man, I have em all written down at home. But then again I would need to know what axle your talking about.

Just head to any auto parts store, preferably a NAPA or better. Give them year make and model and they can index it real quick.
__________________
Those who forge their swords into plows will plow for those who do not.
LOPPY is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-24-2001, 08:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4145
Location: Lewisville, TX, USA
Posts: 69
Send a message via AIM to DanH
Post

Well, the other kicker, is that I have an add-a-leaf kit in the springs...so they have to be longer!

How can I get around this?
DanH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 08:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
CSP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Member # 1533
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 2,830
Post

It sure would help to know what axle it is. Are you wanting the dimensions of your stock axle or the one you're swapping in?

[ 08-24-2001: Message edited by: cmegoup ]
CSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 09:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4145
Location: Lewisville, TX, USA
Posts: 69
Send a message via AIM to DanH
Post

Sorry, it's for the new axle, the '87 YJ Dana 30 and 35....

Thanks...
DanH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 09:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
oldjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Member # 3511
Location: MN
Posts: 4,965
Post

Quote:
Originally posted by DanH:
<STRONG>Well, the other kicker, is that I have an add-a-leaf kit in the springs...so they have to be longer!

How can I get around this?</STRONG>
Doesn't usually matter. Most replacement bolts are too long on purpose so you have to cut off what you don't need. Here's an idea for you. Try measuring the axle tube. If you can't figure out how to do that, hold a 2x4 or something on each side and measure the distance between them. Or just buy a couple, it's between 2 1/4 and 3 inches dependign on what axle you have.
__________________
Chuck P
The clowns'? Oh, yeah, the clowns. We fight them too entire armies, spilling out of Volkswagons. We do our best to fight them off, but they keep sending 'em in!
www.oldjeep.com
oldjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 09:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4145
Location: Lewisville, TX, USA
Posts: 69
Send a message via AIM to DanH
Post

I did some basic measuring. The guy at one store wanted the inside distance between the threads...

The rear axle has 4 same size U-Bolts. The front axle, on my '93 axle uses two different size bolts on each side. One is about 3.25" wide, the other is 2.5" wide. And they're about 7" tall.

The rears are 2.5 X 6.5" I think...

But this may all be different on the '87 axles, I don't know. I'm going to give Napa a holler.
DanH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 12:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Member # 3893
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 821
Post

Dan, you shouldn't have told them you were swapping in a D35... here it comes...
__________________
'97 TJ - D60 Ford Front, D60 E350 rear, build is going slowly...
'06 Dodge CTD 4x4 QuadCab
TornadoTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 12:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4145
Location: Lewisville, TX, USA
Posts: 69
Send a message via AIM to DanH
Post

I know I know, it's a sin to do it. But it's practically FREE!! I've got money coming in on the old axles, so I'm getting a gear "upgrade" for nothing...also get to dump the c-clip axle!!

It's not really an "upgrade", it's a swap, crap for crap!!!
DanH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 02:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
CSP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Member # 1533
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 2,830
Post

For the 30 the smaller one should have 2-1/2" between the bolts and the larger one should be 3-3/8". Don't have a clue about the 35. Do you still have your old u-bolts? They should be the same size so if you do take 'em with you to the parts store to compare the new ones against.
CSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 02:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
RockdogzYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Member # 3218
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 109
Post

Uh-oh.. another DanH in the Ranks! first there was Dan-H from El Dorado Hills and now DanH from Texas.. Zoinks!
RockdogzYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 02:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
RockdogzYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Member # 3218
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 109
Post

I was gonna reply to Dan-H and ask what the heck are you doing swapping in new axles with u-bols on your brand new TJ.. then I seen where youre from... different DanH..

Quote:
Originally posted by DanH:
<STRONG>I need to find some new U-Bolts for my axle swap...

Kind of hard to measure them when they're on the jeep...

It's a stock '87 axle, with add-a-leaf's in the spring pack...

any ideas?</STRONG>
RockdogzYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2001, 02:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2000
Member # 792
Location: El Dorado County CA
Posts: 1,211
Post

yeah, like I'm gonna put a leaf sprung Dana 35 under my TJ <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

I'm not sure I'd put a Dana 35 under a trailer <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

- Dan
__________________
01 TJ
Dan-H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.