[s-cars] a very rough Audi weekend
mswanson at sonitrol.net
Thu Nov 20 11:46:45 EST 2003
> Isn't this a good reason to always use factory hardware for suspension parts?
In general, yes. There are some parts that you really can use stainless
on if you want. As an example, the nuts that hold the ball joint to the
control arm. I used stainless locknuts there and I'm totally confident
in them. In this case if I had used a stainless bolt that had the
appropriate shoulder the incident on the highway would have never
I use plenty of stock hardware on my car where it is obvious: the brake
caliper retaining bolts, the subframe bolts, stuff that is obviously
under lots of load.
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