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: What size rear suspension bolts?


FerrariTruck
Mar 25th, 10, 4:54 PM
Does anyone know where I can get new bolts for the rear suspension?

I like the design of the oem with flat shoulder the fits snug in the sleeve of the bushing and the tapered tip the makes pushing the bolt thru easy. I want to get the full set of 8 bolts plus the 4 bolts for the Rear sway bar.

Should I just order these new or does anyone know the sizes so I can get them at the hardware store?\

Pete 67
Mar 25th, 10, 6:19 PM
http://www.amkproducts.com/

GenPac
Mar 25th, 10, 6:47 PM
Control arm bolts are 1/2" x 4" grade8.

Finally
Mar 25th, 10, 7:06 PM
Control arm bolts are 1/2" x 4" grade8.

1/2" x 4" grade 8 works fine. Put a little anti-seize grease on them so they don't rust and seize up in the bushing sleeves. Original were grade 5 I believe and do have the shoulder near the head. Rest of the shaft is less than 1/2" so it won't seize up in bushing with rust.