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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #90 on: August 28, 2020, 09:58:13 AM »
Put on some truck bed liner on passenger side and some anti rust coating in the strut arm/ frame area. So i tried to install the old studs on the new strut arm and couldn't get it to go any further. Im going to measure the hole and the stud. I believe the holes need to be drilled out just a hair. Ill post my findings in the next few weeks. The strut arm is from Speedway.

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Make darn sure before you drill !
Those bolts are not meant to turn. OEM was likely pounded / pressed in to cut the grooves like you see in your old ones.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #91 on: April 05, 2021, 04:20:29 PM »
Small update. Called Speedway and talked to one of the experts and he advised me to use a 7/16 20 lug bolt. I tried pressing in with a ball joint press got it almost all the way in may need to use a hydraulic press. But it looks like this size bolt will work.
Does anyone know if the thickness of the head being a problem vs the original that is much flatter? Looking at pictures it doesn't look like it will interfere with anything.

I then cleaned up a little bit of rust  on the drivers frame head n running lights. Just primed it to cover the bear metal. Will clean the frame all the way when i get my bast cabinet set back up.

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #92 on: April 06, 2021, 10:39:22 AM »
Can't answer your questions but... .  Does it cause anyone else to ponder the fact that we are warned that a microscopic scratch can become a stress riser that can cause a part to fail. Yet lug bolts and a lot of ball joints are pressed in with a multitude of jagged edges?

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #93 on: April 06, 2021, 05:06:54 PM »
OEM bolts do not need to be pressed in. Yours may be a bit too large.
If you press them in they may fail ? Depends on how much pressure is applied......?
(I would not do so)

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Re: Project Warhead
« Reply #94 on: April 06, 2021, 07:35:39 PM »
OEM bolts do not need to be pressed in. Yours may be a bit too large.
If you press them in they may fail ? Depends on how much pressure is applied......?
(I would not do so)
This is a lug bolt the same as wheel lug bolt. It needs pressed in because of the knurl to keep it in place and not spin when taking on or off the nut. I think it is a little bit harder because it is a new strut arm that hasn't had a lug bolt in it. It has to cut the knurl as you press it.

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