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Old 10-27-2012, 07:41 PM   #1402
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Originally Posted by hand-filer View Post
Yes I am aware of the factory specification, but at what torque load does the stud begin to stretch? We don't know what the tensile strength of this material is. That is my concern.
It's more than likely a class 10.9 material which has a maximum torque value of around 27 ft-lbs.
Not trying to be a smart ass; just don't want to see anyone get into a situation.
I thought you were asking about the torque spec. My apologies.

I don't know what the spec on the bolts is, unfortunately, which is why I'm advocating this as an 'at your own risk' solution.
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