Im doing the exhaust manifold on my 99 tj. i already snapped one bolt and im sure ill snap more. my question is can I replace these biolts with a better grade that is more rust resistant? and if so where is a good place to get them? the old bolts need to be replaced anyways.
09-05-2012 07:43 PM
Are you talking about bolting up to the head or the exhaust pipe connection.
09-15-2012 09:07 AM
For the head itself, I snapped one and figure it's better to replace all the old rust prone bolts.
09-15-2012 09:48 AM
I went to ACE and replacd all mine with grade 8's had to get a washer too... I figure the grade 8's can handle the heat better and when you have to crank them off they won't rotate the head off...
they are pricey though, but 3 years since the install... still look like the day I got em
09-15-2012 09:59 AM
Do you know the lot size by any chance? I have a 4.0
09-15-2012 10:14 AM
no sorry... I just took one off and brought to ACE with me to size it up...
09-15-2012 10:18 AM
Thanks for the info! going to replace me manifold next weekend