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Old 11-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #1456
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Originally Posted by Lipshurt View Post
If its loosening, wouldn't some sort of lock washer, or locktite thread locker be better than simply adding torque?
Yes. If the bolts were backing-off Loctite should help this (God, I hate disassembling with Loctite). But if it's bolt stretch, the only things that will solve it are higher grade bolts (which at this point only leaves 12.9) or a larger diameter bolt (but it needs to thread into the strut...)

Will other strut mounts with larger strut bolts fit this strut? I don't think anyone really wants to drill into their frame for a fix that might work, though...
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