Re: [DML] Modified Trailing Arms For 1/2" Bolts
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Re: [DML] Modified Trailing Arms For 1/2" Bolts

Well this one slipped the net....

Surely to drill out the trailing arm, you have to remove it from the 
car? That means disconnecting the brake hoses and reconnecting and 
bleeding afterwards, and the rest. It's a lot of effort to go to in 
order to save not a lot of money.

(advert) don't forget I stock geomet coated 12.9's made in the correct 
M12 hex-head just like the originals, $49/pair shipped to North America. 


On 31/01/2012 18:15, content22207 wrote:
> This should definitely cause some wailing&  gnashing of teeth:
> I just modified #2508's trailing arms and bushings for 1/2" diameter bolts (removed slightly more than 1/64" of material). Big snub washers have to be enlarged as well. Stock shims slip right over a 1/2" bolt no problem, as do the serrated lock washers.
> 1/2" bolts open many more possibilities than do 12mm. Bare minimum I will install Grade 9's (3.5% stronger than Grade 12.9, 20% stronger than OEM). I also am going to try to find fractional Inconel 718's (same material as Toby's bolts). Whatever gets installed will have proper hex heads rather than socket heads (Grade 9 heads are much taller than standard heads, about the same size as a nut). It's easier to find zinc or cadmium plated 1/2" bolts in TAB lengths than 12mm. And they're less expensive too (TAB length Grade 9's are about $7 per bolt).
> Bill Robertson
> #5939


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