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Old 07-09-2008, 10:16 AM   #41
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back when I had the corrado, I kept a Makita, gasket, easy out, extra stud, and nut in the car at all times.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:59 AM   #42
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this is the **** right here:



that's copper coated for love of turbo.
I'm quoting myself because I haven't touched my nuts in years.

Go to an Audi dealership. Ask them for their 8mm turbo nuts. Buy a shitload. Use them. Never touch them again. Be shocked when they don't rust in place when you pull your turbo.

The best part? They have a 12mm head instead of 13mm. You can get a smaller wrench on them more easily.

DO IT NOW.

NO, dont question me. DO IT.
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any idea if they have 10mm studs there? I assume the standard begi studs are m10x1.0, and the ones on the atp site are 1.5
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:13 AM   #44
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I'm quoting myself because I haven't touched my nuts in years.

Go to an Audi dealership. Ask them for their 8mm turbo nuts. Buy a shitload. Use them. Never touch them again. Be shocked when they don't rust in place when you pull your turbo.

The best part? They have a 12mm head instead of 13mm. You can get a smaller wrench on them more easily.

DO IT NOW.

NO, dont question me. DO IT.
Those are beautiful nuts you have Matt. But the new BEGi stuff studs are 10mm.
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:24 AM   #45
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Those are beautiful nuts you have Matt. But the new BEGi stuff studs are 10mm.
his nuts are luxurious and reflect a golden aura, I'm sure they satisfy guys with smaller studs. I'm looking for similar nuts that can accommodate my larger stud. Its a bit more challenging to find nuts that work with my larger stud, but in the end the larger, more rigid stud will satisfy mating the two units and resist vibration, hopefully forever.
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his nuts are luxurious and reflect a golden aura, I'm sure they satisfy guys with smaller studs. I'm looking for similar nuts that can accommodate my larger stud. Its a bit more challenging to find nuts that work with my larger stud, but in the end the larger, more rigid stud will satisfy mating the two units and resist vibration, hopefully forever.
Creepy **** man!

But I have always been impressed with the Audi hardware, I want to get their head studs as well, made out some alloy, musanovic has some on his car, great stuff.
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did I miss the part where bigger studs were a solution to a problem that I never had?

ATP has 10mm studs for those of you who think you need bigger for whatever reason.
http://www.atpturbo.com/Merchant2/me...egory_Code=FST
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you maybe never had the problem, but others did. i'd rather deal with 10mm studs once then possibly have to deal with 8mm studs more than once. down time ftl.
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did I miss the part where bigger studs were a solution to a problem that I never had?

ATP has 10mm studs for those of you who think you need bigger for whatever reason.
http://www.atpturbo.com/Merchant2/me...egory_Code=FST
BEGI decided larger studs were the fix for the problem. When I had my greddy kit I went bigger and to something easy to source. 3/8". I had difficulty sourcing (locally) good quality metric stuff, ironic being in Canada.
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I use 8mm ARP or equivalent 10.9 grade hardware and have never had a problem. Going to a larger 10mm on pauls manifold caused some problems, mostly it's a pain to get a wrench in there to tighten the larger stud to the proper torque. I'm going back to 8mm on my next two manifolds and stick to good hardware.

I have a set of the fancy ATP copper nuts on order so I can check them out.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:41 PM   #51
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If all else fails,I will be using stage 8 fasteners.
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Creepy **** man!
has anyone ever had a problem with the larger stud's nuts banging into the bung-plug?
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wait, larger studs are a fix for the loosening problem?
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I thought they were a fix for broken stud problems
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I thought they were a fix for broken stud problems
i was referring to my personal stud and nuts. Would you like pics?
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In my opinion, loose leads to broken.
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Does audi make M8 30mm-long studs, too?

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Old 07-28-2008, 11:25 AM   #58
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Default Fastenal Nordlocks... ouch!

So after reading this thread, I went to Fastenal and ordered a bunch of NordLock washers.

The guy said you had to purchase them by the bag, and they were $2.

That sounded great, so they ordered up a bag for me.

When I went to pick them up, it rang up at $50!

They are actually $2.50 per washer, or $5 bucks a stud. That's an expensive washer!!

I'm too cheap to pay $5 per stud.
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:10 AM   #59
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any idea where we can get those copper nuts? ATP wants $15 to ship them, and I'm not paying that.
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Hustler, I can swing up there sometime this week and grab a bunch if you wanna paypal me. I live 30 minutes from ATP.
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