Opinions (which is stronger)?

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. sabre67

    sabre67 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Which do you think is stronger, u-joint straps & bolts or U-bolt type with nuts? Opinions please thanks
     
  2. 72Dart6pack

    72Dart6pack Well-Known Member

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    Both equal. :)
     
  3. dirty white boy

    dirty white boy 50 yr old Juvenal delinquent

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    ive broke straps, never broke u bolt type, replaced broken straps with u bolt type and thay held up where straps broke! ...DWB
     
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    • pishta

      pishta I know I'm right....

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      Id go with U-bolts and nuts. More meat
       
    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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      U bolts by a LARGE margin.
       
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      • rumblefish360

        rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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        Bingo! Winner, chicken dinner!!!
         
      • jas0162

        jas0162 Well-Known Member

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        The straps never break, it’s the tiny 1/4 28 bolt that holds them down, and that’s only when the u joint breaks first. I will never understand why they made 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with that little tiny u-joint. Have broken a few.The u bolt type way stronger.
         
      • JBurch

        JBurch FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Stock straps are as strong as anything that is out there, never had a problem with them
         
      • Frank Mopar

        Frank Mopar Well-Known Member

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        IMHO straps or u-bolts that break do it for the same reason, they were loose.
         
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