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Suspension bolts by Rodney
Started on: 07-21-2014 09:23 AM
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Last post by: Scottzilla79 on 07-23-2014 11:00 AM
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Report this Post07-21-2014 09:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've finally succeeded at having the long bolt used in the rear of the 88 suspension reproduced. It will take a few months before I have them. So I wonder about reproducing other suspension bolts to match the OEM GM bolts. I know many use standard metric hex bolts. I'm wondering if reproducing them to be like OEM bolts would be a worthy project?

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Report this Post07-22-2014 09:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for arte444Click Here to Email arte444Send a Private Message to arte444Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sign me up for the foot long 88 rear suspension bolt!
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Report this Post07-22-2014 11:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm in for a pair as well.

As far as other bolts to reproduce, any bolt that goes through a bushing sleeve would be good. Many times a bolt will rust to a bushing sleeve and not come out, would be nice to have the option to just cut it off and replace with new.

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Report this Post07-22-2014 11:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogt28Click Here to Email fierogt28Send a Private Message to fierogt28Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I guess with the 88s, the bolts are pricey especially the long bolt.

Last I heard they were still available at GM but @ 22$USD for 1, I suppose that scares people.

It would be a nice project if they matched the original and size (18mm size wrench). As I like to keep my 88GT original, I would
guess that would be the right option.

As long as they are 10.9 metric grade, would be nice to your dedicated 88 web- page for parts.

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Report this Post07-23-2014 11:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Scottzilla79Send a Private Message to Scottzilla79Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What is the difference? I used a equivalent grade bolt that was like 5mm longer or so on my rear suspension to replace the long bolt. I think it was zinc coated. But what else would be different with an OEM style?
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