Thread: Stainless bolts
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by CC2MC View Post
Are the bolts in the exhaust risers supposed to be stainless? I removed one to clean some rust off of it to find that some of the threads are a rusted too. I would rather just replace them all with stainless if that is what they are supposed to take.

While they don't need to withstand the stresses of a head bolt, make sure the stainless bolts are hard enough and that the heads won't twist off (shear). I have used stainless screws and marveled at how frequently they broke when I was screwing them into wood, fiberglass or any other hole that wasn't too small. It may be better to use the tri-plated bolts with anti-seize.

They didn't use stainless, just steel.
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