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Re: SS EM Studs
Stainless steel hardware is generally weaker than steel. Check the torque
specs on stainless bolts - it's a real eye-opener, depending on grade. Some
18-8 1/2" diameter bolts I bought for a project had a recommended torque
rating of 25 ft.lb.
'94 S4 94k km
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Martin" <email@example.com>
To: "Hare,Stott" <HAREST@amsworld.com>; "Brendan/Coolian"
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: SS EM Studs
> Not to rain on anyones parade here but anybody thought about the wisdom of
> putting on a ss stud that is stronger into an aluminum head. Instead of a
> broken stud you may have a stripped head hole. I'll take the broken stud
> any day of the week.
> Let the 2 week technical discussion begin.
> Pat Martin
> 86 4000csq turbo, 2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge, MC and loving it. Drilled and
> stopping it. Koenig Cobra 16x7 with Yokohama Avs intermediates turning it,
> K&N and uh..
> 84 4000sq AKA: The beater.
> 95 subaru legacy
> Bothell, Wa
> > >For Huw and others out there who like stainless steel hardware, and
> > >the normal breakage of Audi/VW EM Studs, Autotech is now offering
> > >steel exhaust manifold studs. Price on their website was $36.95 for a
> > >of 10.
> > Exxxxxcellent...This should come in handy with all of the studs I just
> > bought from Rod @ TPC...Damnit, I should have waited. Oh well, they can
> > backups...What IS the appropriate way to go about protecting the EM
> > having it look good? "Jet Hot"?
> > There never seemed to be a consensus on this...
> > Brendan