Good article. As stated before, Grade 8's are great, but 5's are live.
Talk about some serious overkill. After reading that, ARP folks are
making a serious killing, at our expense on ARP head studs.
For our cars, 2's should be fine.
On Jan 22, 2006, at 23:35 PM, Ron Soave wrote:
> Since someone asked, here's a good article on
> fasteners, gr 5 vs. 8, with good description of
> --- Ron Soave <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Sorry, guys. Shear is a factor of tensile strength
>> (around 60%). The old myth that 8's snap while 5's
>> bend is a misinterpretation. The 5 bends and then
>> snaps way before the 8 yields in any way. As Casey
>> Stengel said, "you could look it up".
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