Torque is more than the force required to open a beer bottle. The proper torque will keep your leaf spring from breaking. Use your manufacturer’s torque specs when tightening your U-bolts, or use our recommendations.
U-bolts provide the clamping force required to hold leaf springs to the axle and the right torque is very important.
Improperly torqued U-bolts can cause a spring to break. if you do not know the vehicle manufacturers torque specs, use ours. Your springs will thank you.