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Old 11-27-2009, 07:03 AM
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Dana 60 bolt holes?

So 3 ubolts and two bolts?? Weird. I just pulled out my dana 44 and put the dana 60 underneath. I had to buy a large diameter ubolt last night along with 2 longer bolts. I bought grade 8 bolts since I figure thats best? How many ft\lbs do I tighten the 2 bolts, and the u-bolts?

Heres the dana 60 install. Pulled the dana 60 out of this brown truck....
http://z6.invisionfree.com/chwk4x4/i...iew=getnewpost
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:01 PM
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it is fairly common to strip the threads outa the casting
would be better to use studs that can be bottomed with full thread engagement
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:10 PM
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i think pro comp makes a u bolt kit for the 60. 2 studs and 3 u bolts. studs are wayyyy better than the bolts.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:12 AM
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The bolts came out with blue locktite on them plus the holes are 1.5+" deep. So I put longer grade 8 bolts in with blue loctite and 130 ft/lbs. The bolts that came out were grade 5 I think. I wonder if grade 8 is to brittle for the jarring of rock krawling? Next time I'll put studs in.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:35 AM
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depends on the size of bolts call a spring shop they'll know the u-bolts on my truck are 180 ft-lbs
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:50 PM
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just crank the u bolts with a 1/2'' gun till it stops turning. grade 5 bolts are fine for that diameter. grade 8 too brittle? dont think so, the threads will strip out of the housing before the bolt snaps.

if you use new u bolts make sure to re-tighten them after a couple weeks of driving, loose u bolts can cause alot of headaches and problems
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:27 AM
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Thanks for the tips!
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just crank the u bolts with a 1/2'' gun till it stops turning. grade 5 bolts are fine for that diameter. grade 8 too brittle? dont think so, the threads will strip out of the housing before the bolt snaps.

if you use new u bolts make sure to re-tighten them after a couple weeks of driving, loose u bolts can cause alot of headaches and problems
dangerous advice if he has an IR gun and the compressor set to 120lbs
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:43 PM
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I agree here m j, I've got a long anvil IR Titanium at work....it's nicknamed the stud snapper....and our line pressure due to a couple of machines is at 150 PSI.....stud snapper....lives up to it's name if ya let it.....
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