My studs sheared. Somebody told me there’s a kit to convert the studs to a ubolt. Anybody heard of this? I can’t find one anywhere. Thanks
Just trying to reuse the u bolts that came with the chassis so I can keep it together to move around til I sell it, not wanting to invest in new u bolts for the short term. I have new u bolts for putting the new axles under the RC.Elwenil said:Just cut the U-bolts, you really aren't supposed to try and reuse them. The studs you have to reuse, but sometimes have to replace them if you lift the truck and end up with a thick spring pack and need longer studs.
But typically, the studs are more than adequate for the job and I am curious how you could break them without completely destroying the axle housing.
The ones in my Dana 60 came out on their own instead of the nut backing off. May have to use penetrating oil, heat, stud remover, etc. The D60 ones are 9/16" NC into the cast... not sure if the D44 are same or smaller.polarax500 said:Can these studs be replaced with new say because of corrosion or damage, if so how do they come out.
While not always an option (due to short studs) I have found that using THREE nuts jammed together works great. Torque two nuts together, this "stretches" or puts into a bind the portion of stud that they cover. Then add third nut & torque it to the middle nut, this seems to put another portion of the stud under tension. Then use the first nut as wrenching point. I use this trick on exhaust studs.Adamell said:I was able to remove the studs by using two nuts jammed together.