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Hello all,
I have a '95 Eddie Bauer 5.8 4x4 My rear leafs seem to be sagging a bit, so im going to replace the rear leaf springs. i also noticed the shackles that hold them are cracked i plan on changing them as well has anyone made a list of all the parts needed to make the rear leaf springs brand new in the rear...



would these be all i need?

any input would be greatly appreciated

Thanks David
 

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Yo dcante,
Welcome!
See Replacing rear shackles and leaf springs in a 95 by BigMatt302 @ Replacing rear shakles and leaf springs

Installation (Alcan) in a 95
Source: by AcePaul (Paul T) at FSB


U-bolt Tips by Husky Spring
What Does A Suspension U-bolt Do?

  • The u-bolts provide the clamping force required to clamp the leaf spring, top plate, axle seat, axle, and bottom plate firmly together.
  • Properly installed u-bolts eliminate any flexing through the center hole. This is critical since stress concentration and flexing in the center bolt hole area will led to rapid leaf breakage in this area.
  • U-bolt torque prevents horizontal forces from shearing the center bolt.
  • Proper clamping of the spring enhances spring stiffness helping to maintain design ride height and desired handling characteristics.
Important U-bolt Notes:
  • Torque values on u-bolts are critical! Please refer to the table below.
  • Tightening u-bolts should be done incrementally- switching frequently to the other legs of the set in a diagonal or criss-cross pattern.
  • U-bolts must be retorqued after 20 miles of use. Loss of initial torque may occur due to settling of the spring stack.
  • The shape of the u-bolt is critical! Square does not substitute for semi round, nor semi round for round, etc.
  • U-bolt rod is rolled, not cut thread. The diameter is specified by thread size, which is slightly greater in diameter than the unthreaded part of the rod.
  • U-bolts should not be reused! The deep nuts are self-locking by stretching the thread. Attempts to reuse u-bolts may result in loss of torque causing breakage of the spring due to flexing in the center bolt area. In extreme cases, shifting of the axle can lead to an unsafe and costly event.
  • Lock washers or ordinary flat washers must not be used with u-bolts. Compression due to the softness of the material may result in loss of torque. Only deep nuts and thick, hardened washers should be used on u-bolts!
  • Husky Spring u-bolt rod is Grade 5 equivalent in 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", and 9/16" diameters and Grade 8 equivalent in 5/8" ,3/4", 7/8" and 1" sizes. We custom bend with 40 different dies in rod diameters from 3/8" to 1". 1 1/8" and 1 1/4" sizes are available in certain prebent sizes.
U-bolt Torque Table

Rod
Diameter​
3/8"​
7/16"​
1/2"​
9/16"​
5/8"​
3/4"​
7/8"​
1"​
1 1/8"​
1 1/4"​
Torgue​
30
ft-lbs​
45
ft-lbs​
65
ft-lbs​
90
ft-lbs​
125
ft-lbs​
300
ft-lbs​
480
ft-lbs​
730
ft-lbs​
1300
ft-lbs​
1740
ft-lbs​
Important note: Always retorque newly installed u-bolts after 20 miles of service. If they have lost noticeable torque, retorque again after 1 day. Continue rechecking until the u-bolts hold torque. (Loss of torque value is usually from settling of the stack of components being clamped together) This is a very important practice because loose u-bolts will cause spring breakage through the center hole, possible shifting of the axle with resulting damage and safety issues!

Custom u-bolts.... No Problem!
Husky Spring can supply over 2000 kinds of made to order u-bolts from stock on hand and ship the same day if the order is placed prior to 2PM. It is important that you specify exactly the dimensions you need on custom orders because we can't take returns on custom bent u-bolts. Only the "UA" series stock u-bolt assemblies are returnable for credit.

We are providing Application Charts to aid in getting the proper u-bolts. Use caution...while the listings are as accurate as we can make them, factory options, added leaves, blocks, lift kits or other variations in suspensions result in varied requirements for u-bolts. Accurate measurements to confirm are recommended!
164772
164773
164774
164776


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Note that the 93 recall is different than 94-96.

1995 Bronco Dealer Brochure @ 1995 Ford Bronco

1995 Bronco Drivetrain, Powertrain Service Manual - Google Drive
&
1995 Bronco Chassis, Service Manual - Google Drive
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