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afret
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From: Lancaster, CA
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 03-20-2003 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered new ring gear bolts from Ratech to install my Detroit locker. I think the original Ford bolts for this application had a 3/4 inch head. The Ratech bolts are the correct length and diameter but has a 5/8 inch head. Even the ARP bolts have a 5/8 inch head. Are these Ratech bolts OK to use or should I go hunting for the bolts with the 3/4 inch head? Thanks.

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steve'66
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posted 03-20-2003 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't worry about the smaller bolt heads. They are better than stock.

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afret
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posted 03-20-2003 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your input Steve. I went and got a set with the 3/4 inch heads at a driveshaft/rearend shop in town this afternoon. [Nice to be retired ] Since you said the Ratech bolts are OK (they are grade 8), now I don't know which one to use.

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