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Old 06-29-2003, 09:18 PM
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Well, when I have a stubborn bolt I always resort to heat. If you can get it red hot, it will loosen right up. I'm with 4jaw on the grade 5/grade 8 issue. Grade 8 is better in every way, tension, shear, torsion, etc. Factory hardware are all forgings or grade 8 equivalent bolts. In fact the bolts may even be forgings. I still would look for a way to pick up the bending stress on that lower A-arm with something like a strut rod like the added bracket on the one I reference above. Just too much going on down there to be without that extra insurance for my liking.
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