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Old 10-14-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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whats the word on header bolts these days? Allways heard u had to retoque them every so often. Do u still do that or is there a fix for it?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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There's some that have like locks on them. I just used my stock studs. Jfc I'm such a loser, I stay on this forum all day lol. Stupid smart phone haha
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Well I'll be the first to recommend tightening them up ever so often. Here's proof of how badly they hate me.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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I used stock studs... re-cut em so they would be fresh and I used copper coat... no issues what so ever knock on wood
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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a retorque every now and then wont hurt, just be sure to not over torque...you can bend the flange and cause leaks...that is what I feel is one of the biggest issues with people and headders....some hammer fisted hack smoking the hell out of the bolts.

You can get bolts with lock wire holes and lock wire them, there are locking tab wahsers now...
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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After a break in period of your headers (1000 miles) it's a good idea to re torque.. I have never heard of having to do it more then once after the install..
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