Round u-bolts are exactly as pictured. Small diameter U-bolts, especially round bend (1/2 dia and smaller) are more susceptible to measuring slightly wider due to the spring-like nature of the steel, but U-bolts, when properly torqued will conform to the shape of the item it is fitting over. If the item the U-bolt is fitting over is 3 inches wide, then the proper width U-bolt would be 3 inches wide. This product is not for ornamental use and is designed to be torqued. Please call with questions or concerns.
Please note that the “L” measurement (length) may be slightly longer and is not exact depending on total rod length. The reason the “L” measurement may be longer, we add “C” and “L x 2” measurements to get the total material length which is made in even lengths, 22, 28, 38 etc.