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06-19-2019 04:20 PM
ars5147 You can get away without installing a track bar drop bracket. It would be better to install a drop bracket or even better to get a longer adjustable track bar and replace the factory one. That way it would be simple to return to stock if ever needed (if you saved your stock parts).
06-19-2019 01:07 AM
CONTINGEN-SEA
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Did these bolts fit your stock spring seat?
haven't made the switch yet, hoping they will
First time post! Not sure if I'm doing this correctly, but I stumbled upon this thread looking for an answer to a different question.

I am about to install a 2" Rough Country spacer on my 2019, and am willing to photograph and provide you with all of the bolt specifications if that helps. I'm going to travel tomorrow through Monday, but plan on doing the install upon my return unless I can squeeze it in today. Let me know if that helps.

I would appreciate if anyone happens to know of and can direct me to a thread regarding whether it's advisable to install a track bar relocation bracket when using a 2" block at the the bottom of the coil.
06-18-2019 05:06 PM
ars5147
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Did these bolts fit your stock spring seat?
haven't made the switch yet, hoping they will
06-18-2019 02:27 PM
Sammc1987
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This is my solution.

I found these on amazon fairly cheap. Factory bolt would be ideal but these should work.

And they are 10.9 not 8.8 so they are a higher grade. I would think factory and the leveling kit stuff is 8.8 grade.

You're right too, 2.0 pitch is coarse thread, 1.5 is finer.

Dorman brand
Did these bolts fit your stock spring seat?
06-18-2019 12:42 PM
voodooridr Up to 2016 that lower spring seat bolt was only serviced with the lower spring seat so there's no information about the bolt size
For 2017 and up the spring seat is not listed in the catalog at all
I even checked the HVBOM for a 2018 we have in the shop and there's nothing listed

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06-18-2019 12:27 PM
powerstrokeshellback i found my factory bolts from my 2016.

2in long, not 1.75 or 1.5 thread pitch, my tap and die kits dont go bigger than 1.75 but 2.0 is probably it.

cant imagine the bolts are different. if one of yall need them let me know.
06-18-2019 12:14 PM
ars5147 This is my solution.

I found these on amazon fairly cheap. Factory bolt would be ideal but these should work.

And they are 10.9 not 8.8 so they are a higher grade. I would think factory and the leveling kit stuff is 8.8 grade.

You're right too, 2.0 pitch is coarse thread, 1.5 is finer.

Dorman brand
06-18-2019 12:05 PM
ars5147
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take the old bolt with you. subtract the spacer thickness and boom.
I thought it was that easy but just decided to check to be safe. Home Depot, Lowes, and Tractor Supply all don't have anything bigger than M12 in the stores. You can find M14 online at the Depot but you'd be SOL in person.

Im trying to avoid bumming a ride to the store once I get the truck apart.
06-18-2019 11:28 AM
powerstrokeshellback i probably have mine in the garage from my 16. not sure if they are the same but probably is...
06-18-2019 11:09 AM
Sammc1987
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Can probably pick up two bolts at lowes or fastenal for just as cheap...
Gotta know the size and thread pitch.

I've been looking for bolts in the same situation as the OP. Taking out my spacer and putting in Icon 2.5" springs.

So far I have found that they are 14mm (dia), thread pitch unknown, but likely 1.5, which is normal coarse thread metric.

For a two inch spacer kit from Rough country the instructions say it includes a 14mm dia x 90 mm (length) new bolt.

So 90 mm minus 2 inches leaves you roughly 40 mm in length for the stock bolts.
I got that roughly as well. I emailed the manufacturer of the leveling kit and asked him what size bolts they used and I got this response.

"Hi,

Thanks for your purchase. We do not know the length of the stock bolts. Our bolts are M14X2X100mm.



Thanks"

Still didn't include what grade bolts they were. I took a picture of my bolts to see if I could see a grade through all the dirt and I think I can make out 8.8, which is a metric grade so I think I just about figured it out.

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Oh and the Ford dealership here (likely everywhere else too) is completely useless for this. Their computer only shows a ghost picture of the spring seat and bolt.

And of course "well the computer doesn't show that part" response.
Ya, my dealership told me I had to buy the whole axle assembly for $900+ dollars because the bolt didn't come separately. What a joke.
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