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Old 01-04-2013, 07:29 PM
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Leaf Spring Bolt

Alright! I am in the process of mounting a snow plow on my 2002 F250. I went to go put the mount on and the front leaf spring mounting bolt is sticking out way to far out. The guy i bought the truck from added extra leafs and I think he put the bolt in the wrong way. So I was just wondering which way your guy's bolts faced. Mine has the nut end towards the outside of the truck. I plan on trying to flip them around tomorrow but am not quite sure. Thanks alot.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:50 PM
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i believe hey come from the factory with the nut side out...or bolt going through the leaf spring from the inside out...i BELIEVE they do this because it is EXTREMELY hard/IMPOSSIBLE to remove the bolt without cutting it out or removing parts of the radiator shroud, cover, etc...think it was a safety deal so that even if the nut vibrated loose and fell off...the bolt would still stay in keeping you from a horrific accident....i could be completely wrong but thats what me and a few buddies have came up with.

found this problem when installing my lift. I had to cut mine out and then when installing new ones i put them on from the outside in or nut side on the inside, and then coated the bolt threads with a ton of locktite to the point to where i will probably have to cut them out again to remove them haha.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:58 PM
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Damn. Not really what i wanted to hear! haha. Oh well. Looks like im getting out the grinder in the morning. Thanks a bunch. You guys on here are great. Really appreciate the help.
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Nut side out from factory. There is a little bracket with 10mm bolt to remove that holds condenser/ cooler that keeps the bolt from coming out all the way. I just replaced my front springs a couple weeks ago.

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