View Full Version : day trip to norish

07-02-2007, 03:20 PM
went for a quick day trip to norish, got turned around because of some carnage
my buddy Steve had the bolts rip out of the carrier that holds the spring back down...aperently the guys at carrier spring didn't use long enough bolts there for the bolt ripped the threads out....he also suffered a broken windshield and ripped the mirror off the truck as well..other than that not to bad....

07-02-2007, 03:32 PM
Nice man, i need to get back up there this year.
Thats like the 4th time i've seen that happen to those spring bolts on different rigs. Bolt must be in 1.5 x the diameter (1/2" bolt thread in 3/4") for maximum strenght. Heli- coil them now. Heli coils are stronger anyway.

07-02-2007, 04:04 PM
yeah they are 5/8 bolts and they were in maybe 1/2 an inch

07-02-2007, 04:22 PM
sweet pics [36] [36] [36] [36] [36] [36]

07-02-2007, 04:45 PM
Man I could use a dip in that creek right now...

07-02-2007, 08:01 PM
best way to fix them bolts is not to use bolts use grade 8 ready rod heli coil it use the green or red lockit then the helicoils dont pull out had to do my 60s one in each 60 but youlook like you had some fun[cheers]

07-02-2007, 08:39 PM
Love that first pic with the stepladder:D