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Old 11-28-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Reusing header bolts on a lt install

Is this a bad idea? I called the guys at jba and they said that they usually just reuse them. Is this a bad idea?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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I wouldnt just due to the fact they are old and would probably break. Id upgrade to arp bolts but imo
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DDTCM is just getting started.
Depends on what condition they are in. I reused the one on my 07 with 45k and reused the ones on my 2011 with 5k.
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My headers always came with new bolts.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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I bought them used. My stang has 83k
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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I bought them used. My stang has 83k
Always been advised to use new bolts and a dab of blue Loc-Tite. Never had any issues personally.
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I would suggest new bolts
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See what your bolts look like. If they look to be in good condition, you can probably reuse them and be fine. But getting new ones always gives you that extra sense of security.
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I blew the heads off 2 pressure plate bolts after stage 3 clutch swap, used old bolts and cost me the amount of the clutch itselfcan to put er back on the road. So yeah new bolts are a big 10 4
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I blew the heads off 2 pressure plate bolts after stage 3 clutch swap, used old bolts and cost me the amount of the clutch itselfcan to put er back on the road. So yeah new bolts are a big 10 4
Old bolts stretch and become weak, especially when heated and cooled and re torqued
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Old bolts stretch and become weak, especially when heated and cooled and re torqued
I totally learned my lesson รท]
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Listen to deadspot and butch check out these ford racing locking header bolt system you will see the small investment will be worth the moneyhttp://www.cjponyparts.com/ford-raci...12/p/M9432A54/
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Listen to deadspot and butch check out these ford racing locking header bolt system you will see the small investment will be worth the moneyhttp://www.cjponyparts.com/ford-raci...12/p/M9432A54/
Those are pretty sweet
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Alright guys i will definately get new bolts and i def want the locking ones.
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