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Unread 02-03-2018, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Existing nuts at front of leaf too big for Jake's axle

I also posted this in the EZGO section, but thought more ppl may have run into this on this forum.

Am installing a Jake's 4" lift kit on my 92 Marathon, and went to install the new front axle.

The existing nuts at the front of each leaf, used to locate the leaf in the axle, are too big, and won't fit in the holes in the Jake's axle. Using a smaller bolt/nut will have too much play in the bolt shaft.

Anyone run into this, and have an easier solution than grinding down the nuts?
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Unread 02-06-2018, 10:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Existing nuts at front of leaf too big for Jake's axle

I thought the same thing but, I got them as close to centered as possible and they sucked in as I tightened the four bolts for each spring.
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Unread 02-06-2018, 07:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: Existing nuts at front of leaf too big for Jake's axle

I ended up taking a micrometer to friggin' Home Depot, and measured all the options. None were perfect, so I bought two 5/16" allen head cap screws, and drilling the Jake's axle to 9/16". I had to shave 1/8" off the heads, but it worked like a champ.
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Unread 02-13-2018, 08:26 AM   #4
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Default Re: Existing nuts at front of leaf too big for Jake's axle

I ran into the same issue with my 91 Marathon. I took an angle grinder to the head of the bolts. Just took a little off of the corners and checked them as I went. They pulled in nice and snug when I tightened the axle up.
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