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Unread 06-26-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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Does anyone know off the top of their heads what size/length U bolts are needed when going from stock single leaf spring to 4 leaf HD rear springs? Also, what Monroe shock would be substitute for stock shock? Does new shock need to be longer than stock ones? I want to gather parts prior to taking my 99 CC apart to install these items. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 06-26-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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I have Harley -Davidson chrome ccoil over's on my 87 CC and monroe's on my 85CC U -bolts from a boat dealer for boat trailer's. Good Luck to you Joe
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I just replaced the original spring setup with the HD 4 leaf beacause of a back seat install. All the original hardware fit the new springs. You just have to have the jack in the right place. The shocks fit also. Hope this helps
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I just replaced the original spring setup with the HD 4 leaf beacause of a back seat install. All the original hardware fit the new springs. You just have to have the jack in the right place. The shocks fit also. Hope this helps. BTW I have a 2000 CC DS
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I just replaced the original spring setup with the HD 4 leaf beacause of a back seat install. All the original hardware fit the new springs. You just have to have the jack in the right place. The shocks fit also. Hope this helps. BTW I have a 2000 CC DS
Thanks for response . . . it just seems there is not enough thread on the U bolts for new springs . . that's why I thought I'd ask first . . don't like surprises . . CC is at campground and none of the local stores have the right U bolts if I need longer ones . . would have to pick them up at home first . . did your HD leaf springs have a bolt in center holding them together? Did that cause any issues installing them?

EDIT: I just double checked the listing where I bought the new HD springs . . they claim stock U bolts fit . . we will see . .
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I bought mine from rockytopcarts and it was stated use of original hardware and a 1 hour install. The first part was correct. You will probably need at least two new leaf spring shackle bolts for the front mount. Mine were really rusted. But the rear bolts were ok to reuse. The 4 leaf setupm comes bolted in the center and the bolt fits right into the existing bracket with no problem. Just a tip--disconnect your brake cables at the wheel(pin and cotter key) this will make reinstall so much easier. If any more questions don't hesitate.
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I bought mine from rockytopcarts and it was stated use of original hardware and a 1 hour install. The first part was correct. You will probably need at least two new leaf spring shackle bolts for the front mount. Mine were really rusted. But the rear bolts were ok to reuse. The 4 leaf setupm comes bolted in the center and the bolt fits right into the existing bracket with no problem. Just a tip--disconnect your brake cables at the wheel(pin and cotter key) this will make reinstall so much easier. If any more questions don't hesitate.
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Thanks for info . . bought mine from same place . . will put them on tomorrow . . raining again today . . .
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Good luck with the rain,my only other suggestion would be to do one side at a time that way you have a reference to check. Spray all your bolts with a spray before you try them mine were somewhat difficult to remove. Take your wheel off also this will give you more access. Good luck the springs after install are great worth the work. Randy
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Good luck with the rain,my only other suggestion would be to do one side at a time that way you have a reference to check. Spray all your bolts with a spray before you try them mine were somewhat difficult to remove. Take your wheel off also this will give you more access. Good luck the springs after install are great worth the work. Randy
Started changing springs late yesterday afternoon. Driver's side finished. Front mount bolts for springs a real pain. Stock shocks are too short now by about 1.5" based on driver's side. Will wait until passenger side is done to remeasure shock length.

When I started, the clearance on driver's side rear wheel was about 2" . . . after new spring install, clearance about 4-5" now . . . will report back later today after 2nd one is on . . .
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OK . . with rest and a fresh mind, within an hour I had the second new HD spring installed and old shocks removed . . . had to order new longer shocks . . will be in today at 2pm . . getting Gabriel's . . will post shock number once installed and verified to be proper ones . . good day for me so far! . .
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