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Hey guys im putting on some new All-Pro leafs in hte next week or two and i wanted to know if anyone knew the size of the front eye bolt that is needed seeing as ill probably have to cut the stock one out? I Bought some Grade 8 9/16x4.5" bolts and lock washers but i just want to double check so see that they ar ethe correct size! Thanks!
 

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im curious about this too, last night was putting on my new OME dakars and the drivers side front eye bolt was seized to the metal sleeve inside the bushing, even tried to burn the bushing out and heat up the sleeve and it didnt work, looks like im gonna have to cut the bolt and get a new one. if it wasnt for the tank being in the way it wouldnt be that big of a deal.
 

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im curious about this too, last night was putting on my new OME dakars and the drivers side front eye bolt was seized to the metal sleeve inside the bushing, even tried to burn the bushing out and heat up the sleeve and it didnt work, looks like im gonna have to cut the bolt and get a new one. if it wasnt for the tank being in the way it wouldnt be that big of a deal.
^^^This^^^ standard on our trucks. dont think ive ever done a leaf swap and not cut the front bolts out.
 

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^^^This^^^ standard on our trucks. dont think ive ever done a leaf swap and not cut the front bolts out.
I pulled my leafs out a year and a half ago to do some add a leafs. Didn't have any problems with my front bolts. Truck had ~140k on it at the time and has seen it's fair share of mud FWIW.
 

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im curious about this too, last night was putting on my new OME dakars and the drivers side front eye bolt was seized to the metal sleeve inside the bushing, even tried to burn the bushing out and heat up the sleeve and it didnt work, looks like im gonna have to cut the bolt and get a new one. if it wasnt for the tank being in the way it wouldnt be that big of a deal.
I went to go mock up my Deavers the other night to figure out which pack they were (long story) and ran into this problem too. I tried using the sawzall on the bolt inside of the hanger but it didnt do anything but kill my blade :saw::mad: Any other suggestions for getting it out without a plasma or new hangers?

Edit: its been soaking in penetrating lube, tried "unscrewing" it and even beat the bolt with a hammer to no avail
 

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Well my problem is that I can't get a hammer on the thread end of the bolt to get it out like I did to all the other ones because the tank is in the way. So I plan on just cutting the head of the bolt off and then pounding the bolt through towards the gas thank to get the sucker loose, the front eye bolt on the other side was a pain to get out and was rust colored when I finally got it out. I'm going to put some anti seize on the bolts that I put back in.
 

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allright so for future reference i just got off the phone with all-pro and 9/16th (aka 14mm)x4.5" are the stock size and the size for all leafs but if your using AP leafs you can push out the metal bushings from the leafs and use 18mm bolts too! but 9/16thsx4.5 grade 8 bolts should do the trick!
 

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allright so for future reference i just got off the phone with all-pro and 9/16th (aka 14mm)x4.5" are the stock size and the size for all leafs but if your using AP leafs you can push out the metal bushings from the leafs and use 18mm bolts too! but 9/16thsx4.5 grade 8 bolts should do the trick!
You can only use 18MM if you drill the holes on the spring hangers.
 

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i got my grade 8 bolts, nuts and lock washers from the harware store for around 4 bucks .....screw $31.99 plus shipping!
 
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