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Old 09-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
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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?

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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.
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Thanks man. Well scratch that, I pm'd u but disregard lol I'll make sure the Old Man Emu bolts are grade 8.
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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.
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