Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thatK30guy, Oct 16, 2005.
What are you running?
bolts here, id love studs (comfort factor) but no problems w/ bolts.
I run grade 8 "all thread" studs. Found a local source for 5/8 NC grade 8 "all thread" and made em myself.
Bolts... good enough for GM, good enough for me.
I have bolts, but I just dont trust them.
I have new studs on the way.
Bolts here but I would rather switch out to studs I think.
I run the grade 8 bolts that came with my original Skyjacker Lift. No problems....yet.
Studs, I believe they're superlift pieces.
I run bolts but I am hoping to change it over to a u-bolt soon.
My studs are sharring the ride with 85mudblazin's, if I'm not mistaken. So, studs for me, when I throw the 60 in.
Hey Rene - I have some A36 grade 5/8 all thread, it was actually round bar that we had threaded. Do you think that would be too brittle?
Sheared both of the studs at different times that came with the Superlift hardware kit. Switched to grade 8 bolts and haven't had any issues since.
A36 is plain old mild steel. Certainly wouldn't be brittle, more likely to stretch and break before you get to 100 lbs of torque. On such a critical application i wouldn't risk it. Tensile on mild is pathetic compared to grade 5 and grade 8 bolts. Easily less than half...
I'm running B7 studs and G8 nuts with hardened washers in mine.
I am running the same setup as Russ.
I'm an idiot, what does B7 mean?
bolts for me. and on my second set. i believe the degree shims had alot to do with the first set snapping.
gr 8 bolts for me, never had a problem. I wouldn't mind running studs, but bolts are just easier to find. If you change your suspension set up frequently, finding new studs at the correct length (assuming you can't make your own!) can be a PITA. I can drive 5 mins to the hardware place and get bolts of the right length. It would be cool if ARP make some longer-than-stock replacement studs for this application... the steel they use for their hardware pretty much kicks ass.
B7 is another spec very similar "G8". It seems that "grade 8" can not be applied to studs or all-thread for whatever reason, so the term B7 is used. I don't remember the details, but it's basically the same as saying "Grade 8 stud".
I use grade 8 bolts and have not had any trouble at all.
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