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Unread 06-18-2003, 12:13 PM   #1
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Bolting springs to shackles

Ok, my 81 Cj7 project moves on, tonight weather permitting I should be able to bolt the axles back onto the frame

I bought all new grade 8 bolts, and heavy duty shackles.

My question is should I use a flat washer or a lock washer on the nut side, and should I use a flat washer on the bolt head side?

Any suggestions?


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Unread 06-18-2003, 12:17 PM   #2
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When I put my RE lift on, it required no washers on either side.
I used to own two CJ's...Perhaps a 3rd is in the future?
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Unread 06-18-2003, 12:44 PM   #3
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for the spring main eye bolt you can use a lockwasher because of the sleeve in the bushing and the rigid hanger, the shackle bolts need to stay semi loose to allow flex. i always go buy new nylock nuts(or whatever they are called) cause they still lock even if not torqued down.
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