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Old 02-04-2009, 11:58 PM   #11
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ok thats cool man also do you have to predrill and then go to the .75" hole???? and how do you make sure you are drilling strait across to the other side
i would start with a 1/8" or 1/4" bit for a pilot hole first. that will help keep the bit from wobbling.

the templates are how you drill in the same spot on both sides.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:04 AM   #12
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i know on both sides of the truck scotty but on the inner and outer hanger bracket you dont just drill from the outer to the inner an then switch sides and do the same one the passenger side of the truck???? or do you have to literally drill 4 different hole's
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:05 AM   #13
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you drill 4 holes. and you use the template 4 times. you use the template on both sides of the hanger.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:05 AM   #14
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i think it was 2 in up and 1/2 in back from center of existing hole. I used a 3/4 hole bit with a pilot bit, basically a hole saw only smaller. I will measure mine tomorrow to verify. I used no template and have been fine for about 2 years. If it wasn't so cold and dark I would get it right now.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:07 AM   #15
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I drilled from one side to the other but I had a drill that had a level bubble in it so I knew it was right.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:36 AM   #16
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ive seen the same size image posted 100 times and everyone always has different results on what scale it actually prints out.

i measured the bolt hole in photoshop and it comes out to .653" which is not the 3/4" it is supposed to be.
^^thats pretty much what happened to me,printed ito ut,it was wrong,so i just measuere the first one,then made a template from cardboard to get the other 3 the same

i drilled both sides of the hanger from the outter side of the chassis,the first pilot hole didnt reach right through but the 2nd one did.

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the more pilot bits you use,ie really small,bit bigger bit bigger again the easier it is...

i think i used about 4 different sized drill bits....

double check your measurements,mine was a wee bit off on the second side and it 'crabbed walked' abit at the start.its all good now tho

read my how to,its got information in it.
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image fixed... lol sorry had to get rid of the other site names on there
put an infamous logo on it

and i found that picture on my photobucket from a couple years ago and i figured i'd post it up to help people out. it printed out correctly for me but i've heard several people say that it prints out skewed. but yea i used it and it works great. i didnt use it 4 times like scotty said, i just made the mark for one hole and drilled straight through and drilled the inside part of the hanger using the first hole as a guide. that may not be the most accurate way, but it worked for me. i've had mine redrilled for about 2 years, no problems whatsoever. yet.
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here is the picture, I will get the measurements as soon as I can find a tape. moving sucks.

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i measured earlier if you are only using a 4" bolt your crazy. Maybe this is my truck only but there was only 1/16 on the bolt out of the back of the nut. I would say run a 4.25" bolt for yourself and us
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i measured earlier if you are only using a 4" bolt your crazy. Maybe this is my truck only but there was only 1/16 on the bolt out of the back of the nut. I would say run a 4.25" bolt for yourself and us
you wont be able to find a 4.25" grade 8 bolt locally. most places go 3", 3.5", 4", 5", 6"

4" is plenty. the factory bolt is "unique" in how it mounts. once you remove it, redrill and install youll see that 4" is the perfect size.
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