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Paper or plastic? U-bolt choices
« on: November 04, 2017, 04:41:27 PM »
Putting the 98 Sport rear axle in my 88 Max, soon. Which u-bolt do I want?

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Re: Paper or plastic? U-bolt choices
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 05:33:25 PM »
 Use the 98 u bolts and mounting plates, the plates may be the same from truck to truck. I put a 9.5" sport rear axle in my Gen 1 4 cylinder so it may be a little different for you.

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Re: Paper or plastic? U-bolt choices
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 06:55:58 AM »
Use the ones that came with your axle. Are you putting the 9 or 9.5 in?

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Re: Paper or plastic? U-bolt choices
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 09:36:25 AM »
I have a 9" from a 98 Sport 3.0L, not a fan of reusing u-bolts and will order new.

Once installed will be saving $$ for the 5.29 gears
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Re: Paper or plastic? U-bolt choices
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 07:26:03 PM »
Great find. I put that same axle from a 97 under my mighty max. I just reused the sport u bolts as they looked great. Then dropped in the 4.22 LSD. Worked out great.