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Metric Sucks!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mikey_d05, May 1, 2007.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I just realized that I'm going to be spending over $100 on suspension bolts alone. :eek1:
     
  2. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Wow!

    What kind of material? SS? Galvanized? Grade 8?
     
  3. fwdjunky

    fwdjunky 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, not to disagree with you, but what does metric have to do with how much you have to spend on suspension hardware?
     
  4. mr.smartass

    mr.smartass 1 ton status Premium Member

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    What truck is this on? Maybe this will explain why you're using metric... :confused:
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    X2 Love my German metal!
     
  6. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    asstastic hat... sry..

    yeah what kind of truck are you workin on?
     
  7. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I wanna say a Toyota?
     
  8. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    a yoder? blah yank all that jap crap out and go one ton























    sorry for the stock response to axle/suspension issues...


    good luck!
     
  9. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I was brought up on Whitworth and BSF, followed by UN and metric. No wonder I've spent thousands of pounds on tools!!
    Metric fasteners are the cheapest over here until you need oddball metric threads, then they really know how to charge!
     
  10. ryan22re

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    From where? Most fastener companies give "cash" discounts if you can find the right sales/counter person.
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It is a Toyota. I am "yanking all that jap crap and going one ton".

    But, Toyota springs have a 20.5" short side, which, in combination with a zero rate and 40" tires will give me a 90 degree approach angle.

    Nobody makes/sells M18 bolts. I can find M16 and M20 by the chitload, but M18 with an actual hex head on it apparently doesn't exist except from specialty vendors.
     

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