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Old 02-23-2012, 07:38 PM   #41
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Lol, no, they don't make you faster.

Keeping the turbo sealed to the manifold makes you faster, or at least your engine more powerful, and they obviously have a part in that.
i guess i cant believe everything i read on here.

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TSE will tell you how much faster then spec miata times the cars they tested their inconel studs one, other companies have not ever released that data.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:43 PM   #42
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i guess i cant believe everything i read on here.
The faster your car is, the more stress that goes into the studs. The point he's making is that if FM's cars were going as fast as TSE cars, 8mm might not be enough.

TSE has said how fast they're going, and that their 10mm studs are holding up.

FM hasn't said how much faster then SM times their 8mm studs were tested at, so it's a bit more of a risk. For the average Joe I'd say FM's 8mm are fine, and TSE's 10mm would be bullet proof peace of mind. In the end that's easily worth $55.
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oh okay. makes a little more sense now. just the fact that TSE makes bigger ones and comes with thread locker makes the extra 55 bones justifiable (to me)...

i also sent an email to FM asking why they dont include thread locker in their kit and this is what i got back:

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We considered a type of Loctite, but the guys at ARP recommended against it. The short version is that it can be good for keeping everything together, but you're very likely to destroy the studs / nuts / manifold when you take everything apart. We've had more issues with studs breaking than backing out, and we haven't heard of any issues whatsoever with the new studs, so we don't include any kind of Loctite.

I hope this helps, let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

is TSE's kit made by ARP? my dad uses arp on teh race car everywhere and swears by them, so we gotta bust out the catalog and have a field day at the store.
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Nope, they're specially made for TSE. Well, I don't think they're using ARP.
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Our studs are not made by ARP. Our threadlocker (Resbond) also does not destroy the studs or manifold even when taking it all apart.
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Parts installed with Resbond come apart with hand tools. It acts a lot like blue loctite, except that there is no way a mere mortal will ever deactivate it using heat.
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sounds good to me! once i had found out your studs were bigger, you pretty much had me sold.
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