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Unread 12-06-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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What to use for a center pin in a spring pack?

Trying to figure out what to use for spring pack center pin.

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Unread 12-06-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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I've heard of guys just using a bolt and rounding off the head, but why not just order some new pins??

Replacement Center Pin - Builder Parts - Jeep - Rubicon Express

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Explorer Pro Comp Leaf Spring Centering Pin
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Unread 12-06-2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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O'Reilly autoparts got me a pair in one day about 2 bucks I think.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 02:19 PM   #4
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I second just getting new proper pins.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 02:26 PM   #5
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I ordered some from the local auto parts srore. dorman/motormite makes them. just had to cut them down alittle.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 03:30 PM   #6
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Centering pins

Easiest; Go to NAPA. They usually have them in stock. You just need to know the diamiter 5/16 or 3/8. They are all cut to length. Buy a coulpe of extras, they come in handy. Also if you find yourself on the trail needing one, a 1/4" drive extesion about 2" long works great. Voice of experience, I sheered one off on the trail once and this kept me wheelin' for the weekend. Now I just carry a couple extras.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 03:44 PM   #7
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Order 3/8 pins and get a good drill bit. Drill the springs out to 3/8 and the pins will not break as they do using the 5/16 center pins I've done this on all my jeeps. If you have a lift and are using wedges for your pinion angle the small pins will break quite often. After I drilled my first set I never had one break again. But make sure you buy some quality center bolts not the ones the chain stores sell.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 04:42 PM   #8
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Ive used bolts with a allen socket cap on them in a pinch and they actually worked out pretty well.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 06:11 PM   #9
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Ive used bolts with a allen socket cap on them in a pinch and they actually worked out pretty well.
Yep have never had a problem with using allen head bolts.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 08:38 PM   #10
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Just use a grade 8 bolt, lock washer, and nut.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 09:01 PM   #11
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Yep have never had a problem with using allen head bolts.
X3- I've heard of that many times
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Unread 12-06-2009, 11:39 PM   #12
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if you are going to follow the advice of drilling out your spring pack be prepared to spend time doing it. i only had to widen holes in 2 leaves and it took forever. wound up using a round file.
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Since the subject is the center pin for leaf spring pack, how tight do you tighten them?

I ask because I just got a pair of replacement springs and the center pins were installed upside down and I had to reverse them.
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I get spring center pins, bolts, nuts, washers, etc. from a local spring place.
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get spares when you do buy them. I keep a set in my trail bag for those "just in case" times.
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