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steering rack bolts.

PostPosted: 04 Nov 2017, 14:35
by bigbadbob76
Hi folks.
Can anyone tell me if steering rack bolts need to be high tensile? or will stainless be ok?
My nuts are so corroded that I'll need to cut them off to fit my Powerflex bushes.
Cheers.
BBB.

Re: steering rack bolts.

PostPosted: 04 Nov 2017, 16:28
by JonB
I ordered the bolts and washers from brickwerks. BZP. I think they appear under the related items if you look at the steering rack bush items

Re: steering rack bolts.

PostPosted: 04 Nov 2017, 17:04
by crazyhorse
me too.

Great upgrade.

Mine came off no probs. Good luck with it, it will be worth it

Re: steering rack bolts.

PostPosted: 06 Nov 2017, 09:09
by bigbadbob76
Cheers, I'll check out the BW ones. :ok

Re: steering rack bolts.

PostPosted: 12 Nov 2017, 20:19
by bigbadbob76
Finally got around to replacing my bushes this weekend, definately makes a noticable difference.
It was quite blowy today and the steering felt nice and positive, not the usual vague wandering around the road.
I used M8x60 part threaded high tensile bzp bolts and new nuts and washers.

Re: steering rack bolts.

PostPosted: 12 Nov 2017, 20:58
by itchyfeet
Never use stainless for anything important they are more brittle than steel and more likely to snap under fatigue

Re: steering rack bolts.

PostPosted: 13 Nov 2017, 10:09
by bigbadbob76
yeah, that was my thinking too. :ok