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Old 05-01-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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Single Use nuts/bolts - reuse?

Doing some suspension work tomorrow. Have you guys reused your one-time hardware? If so, blue should do the trick.

Just trying to see if I need to get replacement hardware when I do my springs, control arms and panhard tomorrow.

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Old 05-01-2015, 06:40 PM   #2
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Ford says use the hardware once and that is for a good reason.
I replaced all my hardware when I lowered my Mustang last year. When we were putting the adjustable panhard bar in I couldn't find the new nut for the drivers side(so re-used the old one)but did replace the bolt. A number of friends were helping me and I didn't personally check the torque on the panhard bolts. When I replaced my LCA's I rechecked the torque settings on all of the suspension and the panhard bar had only been torqued to 75ftlb, so I re-torqued the passenger side to 130ftlbs and then went over drivers side.............I didn't make it to the torque setting before the nut stripped..............and that was the used one.
There is a thread somewhere here where I posted all of the Ford part#s needed for the complete suspension. You can do what you want, but my suggestion would be to order them and and install new not used.......................IMHO
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Roger that. Weird. All of the BMR install manuals say to reuse factory hardware, except in cases where they provide you with new hardware like UCA mount or LCA brackets.

Hmmm. I'll dig for #s

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I reused all my original hardware. If Kelly @ BMR says it's okay that's good enough for me. He's the suspension expert.
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I too have reused all old stuff and it has held up to to a fair amount of abuse.
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I replaced mine. Because my wife also drives the car and we carry the grandkids and other passengers. It’s more of a safety obligation to them and just good engineering practice to do it right.
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It's a matter of preference and for me it's always been wanting to feel that if I push my vehicle to the limit or beyond I'll never worry about the suspension failing.
Over the past 35+ years I've built numerous drag cars, sports cars along with hot rods and have always either bought new hardware or replaced existing suspension bolts/nut/washers after working on them. To me it's like building a $20k motor and reusing the same main/rod/head bolts....................are there people that do this, sure, but I'm not one of them.
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I am doing all mine. Thanks again for that list olerodder. Only one number didn't work. I still need to figure out what one it was

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I reused hardware for everything back there and just ensured it was torqued to value. They've all been fine with 100+ dragstrip passes slicks, in an MT car.

The bolts don't look like torque to yield, they appear to be all standard place bolts so, it's fine to reuse them, as long as you torque them properly. If these huge bolts/nuts strip, I'd say your torque wrench is out of calibration. 130 pounds on a standard length torque wrench barely feels like anything.

I'd expect Ford is being a little liability happy.
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Up until last year I maintained my 9.80 drag car and had my Snap-on 3/8" and 1/2" drive torque wrenches recalibrated at least once every two years. I had just had both torque wrenches recalibrated just last May at AIR, so I know they were dead on...........maybe you should have yours recalibrated.
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I reused hardware for everything back there and just ensured it was torqued to value. They've all been fine with 100+ dragstrip passes slicks, in an MT car.

The bolts don't look like torque to yield, they appear to be all standard place bolts so, it's fine to reuse them, as long as you torque them properly. If these huge bolts/nuts strip, I'd say your torque wrench is out of calibration. 130 pounds on a standard length torque wrench barely feels like anything.

I'd expect Ford is being a little liability happy.
Ditto for me except the drag passes. Totally agree. Still, never hurts to be safe.
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Single Use nuts/bolts - reuse?

I suppose I'm willing to pay 120 bucks for peace of mind on my 35k car
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