STEALTH CONVERSIONS HEAVY-DUTY U-BOLTS
Stealth Conversions lowering kit uses U-bolts made specifically
for the S-10, which are 9/16" diameter at the threads, and have extra-long
nuts and extra-thick washers. The larger diameter U-bolts, and extra-long
nuts resist stripping, and are far stronger than the 1/2" diameter
The factory U-bolts on an S-10 Truck are about 9/16"
diameter at the threads (actually, they are metric), and about 6"
long. The factory U-bolts are normally too short to be used with more
than 1/2" of lowering blocks.
Most U-bolts that come with "universal lowering kits"
are only 1/2" diameter at the threads. 1/2" diameter U-bolts
are ok, but they dont have a lot of reserve capacity, and often
strip when re-tightened.
In addition, the "universal U-bolts" are designed
for 3" diameter axle tubes, and the
S-10 axle tubes are 2-3/4" diameter. The "universal" U-bolts
can cause installation difficulties.
We have lowering kits available in a variety of widths, containing aluminum blocks, our own heavy durty u-bolts, and the needed nuts and washers. We also sell our heavy duty U-Bolts in sets of 4 with washers and nuts.