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Old October 12th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default 8.8 Yoke Flange bolts

I have the size/ thread pitch one them, but I have been informed that they are a 12-point head. do they have to be the 12 point head? or are they specially hardened? [not at hardware store kinda bolt?]
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Old October 12th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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i would think you could use any bolt in there as long as they are the same thread and stuff
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they are still in my truck forgot to give them to you
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So long as they are grade 10.9 you should be fine.
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using a std bolt in that thread size uses a much larger hex head, makes it very difficult to loosen tighten. The hex is larger enough that a socket will not fit do to clearance of the flange so only an open end wrench can be used.
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they are still in my truck forgot to give them to you
your slackin
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using a std bolt in that thread size uses a much larger hex head, makes it very difficult to loosen tighten. The hex is larger enough that a socket will not fit do to clearance of the flange so only an open end wrench can be used.
so, basically a regular hex head 12mmX1.75 bolt will work, w/ the proper grade rating
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yeah, but it has like a 17mm hex head and REALLY sucks trying to loosen tighten
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yea o well no point to try and get it done now.
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yeah, but it has like a 17mm hex head and REALLY sucks trying to loosen tighten
ahh, ok. didnt catch that from the other post
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17mm? I just got done putting an 8.8 in my TJ. I ended up using the stock bolts but while at Unlimited Offroad buying my flange adapter I bolt the bolts for it too because I didn't know if I had the stock ones still. They weren't that big. I didn't try them to see clearance issues, but I know they weren't 17 mm. I'm guessing 14 or 15 at most
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