Skid Plate bolts - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 18
Skid Plate bolts

Hey guys im replacing my tranny mount and replacing my washers for a proper t case lowering kit from ome, but i wanna swap the bolts out for stainless steel. What size are they?

moojpg2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-22-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 18
Anybody??

moojpg2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #3
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 31,058
Images: 2
Don't use stainless steel bolts there. Those bolts are hardened and you can't find strong enough stainless steel bolts to use as replacements. Older TJs come with SAE bolts there that are Grade 5. Starting somewhere around 2003 they switched to metric which had a hardness rating of 8.8. You need to stay with hardened, forget using stainless steel hardware there. Only non-structural parts of our TJs can get away with stainless steel hardware.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 18
Thanks man. Well scratch that, I pm'd u but disregard lol I'll make sure the Old Man Emu bolts are grade 8.
moojpg2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #5
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 31,058
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by moojpg2 View Post
Thanks man. Well scratch that, I pm'd u but disregard lol I'll make sure the Old Man Emu bolts are grade 8.
Your PM indicated you have a newer TJ which means those bolts will be metric so they won't be Grade 5 or Grade 8. For metric, they need to be 8.8 or 10.9 hardness which is roughly equivilent to Grade 5 and Grade 8 respectively. 8.8 is fine, there is no need for 10.9 in that location.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC