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Old 01-14-2020, 04:34 PM
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Default ANy special nuts for leaf shackles

Busted the bolts out today, seem to measure 1/2 x 3.5"

I'm guess hot dipped galvanized would do? Big box doesn't have this in size so I'll have to order online. Do i need locking nuts or just standard nuts with blue lock tight?
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I've never lost a bolt using galvanized with a lock washer.
Old 01-14-2020, 04:53 PM
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Use nylocs
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Nylon on a HDG nut doesn't seem possible to me. LW seems reasonable, unless U go with all stainless, which is unusual there.
Old 01-15-2020, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by diver dave View Post
Nylon on a HDG nut doesn't seem possible to me. LW seems reasonable, unless U go with all stainless, which is unusual there.

Nylon Insert Locknut

Hot Dip Galvanized
https://www.lok-mor.com/products/pre...-torque/n-loc/
Old 01-15-2020, 03:02 PM
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I measure 1/2 bolt can I use 3/8?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bo...0846/205062283
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Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post
Can you...sure
Should you.....no

I dont think HD offeres a galv in grade 8, probably only grade 5. You need grade 8. Try tractor Supply. If not go stainless, they are grade 8
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grade 8?

I ordered these

https://www.boltdepot.com/Hex_bolts_...px?Selected=72 before your response. I think I can cancel if they won't work.
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Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post
grade 8?

I ordered these

https://www.boltdepot.com/Hex_bolts_...px?Selected=72 before your response. I think I can cancel if they won't work.
I cant find any spec on them. But def want grade 8. I would try and find some elsewhere online. But I would go with stainless. Galvanized is only a coating. Once it wears away, you got regular steel.

Since this will be in constant rubbing as the axles go up and down.
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couldn't find grade 8 so I order some stainless still... lets not change our minds again
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Originally Posted by dannieboiz View Post
couldn't find grade 8 so I order some stainless still... lets not change our minds again
Lol, sorry, came to me mid paragraph.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post

Nylon Insert Locknut

Hot Dip Galvanized
https://www.lok-mor.com/products/pre...-torque/n-loc/
I'll be darned. Good find.

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