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Old 02-27-2014, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Malloric View Post
ACE Hardware.

Get the right grade of bolt/screw and spend about 1/10th of what you would at the $tealer. I picked up a M8x1.25 at ACE, can't remember the length. I was actually surprised they had those. Usually they're better with non-standard American sizing than metric, but they had it in stainless steel. Cost a buck. Cost at the $tealer? $20 and several days for shipping. Better bolt, too. This one won't strip like the cheap crap ones they use.
What was the strength code? Most metric automotive is marked at least 8.8

Depending on the application a weaker bolt could be a real problem down the road.

Don in Austin
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:29 AM
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:35 AM
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OEM parts, or your wasting your time. Many times the aftermarket (auto) bolts they sell are too big
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:16 AM
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If you find that you are having issues with nuts and bolts get a tap and die kit.

SAE / Metric Tap and Die Set - 60 Piece, Alloy Steel

I have had that for years. Yes it is cheap. Yes the quality is low. However, I don't use it that often but when I do I am glad I had it. Being able to chase out rusty threads is a life saver and hardware saver.
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