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Old 09-20-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
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Has anybody replaced the bolts with studs?
If so, can you please share with me the size you used (length)...my turbo is with BEGI so I am unable to size it up...I want to have the car ready to go when I get the turbo back

I plan on ordering from McMasters in SS unless you guys have a better plan
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Come on gents....Nooooo body has put studs on after breaking a bolt
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what are yoiu talking about ive heard of guys doing bolts from the stock studs. but never studs from bolts.
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I installed studs, WORST ******* IDEA EVER! They ALWAYS came loose, after say 100 miles or so, the turbo was loose. I installed nord lock washers from FM, still no luck. I installed helicoils and used that ultra high temp loc-tite ( which just burned off like the regular stuff) and they STILL came loose.

Swapped in some bolts with the nord lock washers, DONE. Now I have to fight to get the turbo off. I don't know why I didn't swap them out earlier, seems so freaking obvious now. On a side note I read around here SS is a bad idea because if they break they are next to impossible to drill out.
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really? I assume they are softer than grade 8 or 10.1 or whatever
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I've snapped four of the studs ATP sells, and rounded off countless copper locknuts. Just a warning.
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really? I assume they are softer than grade 8 or 10.1 or whatever
I'm only going on memory. I couldn't find the post I read it in, but that's what I remember. I could be wrong.....it's many times happened before.
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stainless is a very tough metal to machine/cut. most 'normal' drill bits can't handle drilling on stainless very well. you would want to get a solid carbide bit ($$$) and use lots of cutting fluid
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