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Old 03-03-2011, 08:43 PM
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Default bolts keep snapping

about 3 weeks ago i changed the front brakes on my 2000 4x4. the left side easy as all get out. the right on the other hand not so much. i had to replace the caliper on the right side did good for about a week. then that's when the fun started. the bolts that hold the caliper hanger keep snapping. first time i didnt know that you are to replace the bolts any time the hanger comes off. but now i am headn out to pick up set #3 of these darn bolts. my question is. is there a tork rating for the bolts that im not finding? any help would be grate. thanx
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:56 PM
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i had a whole thing typed out and then my computer died lol

to summarize it, i had a bolt snap off too...very very hard to get home cuz everytime i hit the brakes even lightly id STOP completely (i was 2 mins away from getting on the freeway thank god it snapped off on a local street instead!)
buy auto bolts not home depot bolts i got mine from napa auto parts
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:58 PM
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i get all my stuff at the zone or advanced
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:00 PM
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Default Re: bolts keep snapping

The only thing I can think of is you're buying cheap bolts. If you never want to worry again, go with grade 8 bolts.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:03 PM
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are you sure they are snapping? jw....ur supposed to use threadlocker but ofc thats obsolete if they are snapping
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: bolts keep snapping

Go to the dealer and buy OE bolts.
Yes, you are supposed to torque them to spec.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Torque specs are very, very important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:06 PM
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I've never used thread lock for caliper bolts...
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:07 PM
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hmm really? i just started cuz i didnt know if mine snapped or came out at the time
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:11 PM
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There is no need to use threadlock if you install the correct hardware and torque it to spec.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:12 PM
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threadlock has nothing to do with bolts snapping. Weak bolts have everything to do with bolts snapping.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:13 PM
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so after 8 monts of using this bolt....am i okay? or should i replace them?

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are you sure they are snapping? jw....ur supposed to use threadlocker but ofc thats obsolete if they are snapping
i know thats why i said ^^^
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:17 PM
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so after 8 monts of using this bolt....am i okay? or should i replace them?

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i know thats why i said ^^^
Touche! lol.

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Old 03-03-2011, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: bolts keep snapping

most bolts on the truck have a strength rating stamped on the head. You should match that when replacing them, and torque them to spec, as has been said. there should be no problems.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:25 PM
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thats right bitch

but in all seriousness...bigger trucks require more power normal bolts may not be good enuf
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:51 PM
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most bolts on the truck have a strength rating stamped on the head. You should match that when replacing them, and torque them to spec, as has been said. there should be no problems.
matched the heads to a t

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There is no need to use threadlock if you install the correct hardware and torque it to spec.
the ones i get do have threadlock on them already

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Go to the dealer and buy OE bolts.
Yes, you are supposed to torque them to spec.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Torque specs are very, very important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanx i was thinking they did but couldn't find it any where

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are you sure they are snapping? jw....ur supposed to use threadlocker but ofc thats obsolete if they are snapping
when i look at the bolt and all i have left on on side of the hanger is a bolt head than yup thay snap



thanx for all the input guys...... i will be working on it again in the morning
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