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Old September 9th, 2012, 11:15 AM
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replacing the torx with hex

Any problem with replacing the torx that bolt down the roll cage components with hex? Will a socked fit the hex head in the space for the rear uprights that are tucked back in there somewhat? And it seems like copper anti-seize and a stainless bolt might be a good idea there?
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Old September 9th, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Room for hex?: no idea
Anti-seize?: absolutely
Stainless steel?: heck no. Check out the yield strength of different fasteners. There are several different grades of SS, which have different specs and none (that I am awre of) are equivalent to the 8.8 used on your cage.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Many good threads on this. Huge debate on the whole stainless bolt thing. Worth reading up on.
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Thanks. I'll look around.
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I found that the hex strip out easier than torx.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 01:07 PM
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I would take them out and clean them up or replace them with the same style. The hex do not look right on it, even black.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 01:52 PM
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I asked SD last week what they sold in terms of replacement bolts. I have an email where they sell steel or stainless steel. The stainless is A4 grade. I guess SS is an option, at least as far as safety devices is concerned. Its a SS button head with an allen socket.
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A common stainless fastener that exceeds the performance of grade 8.8 is 17-7 PH Condition C.

17-7PH Condition A has a much lower yield strength.
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Most SS that I could find are grade A2. The A4 are stronger. Do you know how that compares to your strengths listed above??

http://www.a2stainless.co.uk/M10-x-1...AHBP.aspx?nh=1
This seems to match in terms of higher strength and size but the length is too long if you like the torx look. This company would do a custom order for the right length if we could get 1,000 units.
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SD..........
"The bolts for the external part of your cage are both stainless and regular zinc plated steel, please see breakdown below:

All "saddle bracket" joints where tubes meet use M10 x 30mm Hex Head Zinc Plated bolts and each bolt requires 2 x M10 plain washers along with a M10 Nyloc Nut.

At the six points where the roll cage joins the body, we use M10 x 30mm Stainless Steel Button Head - each of these requires a M10 spring washer along with a M10 plain washer (both in stainless steel). The head of the bolt is an Allen head.

All of the above are readily available from hardware stores and would most likely be the most cost effective way for you to get replacements. If you want us to put a price together then we can although this would be more costly as you would have import duty to pay when it arrives in the US.

They are Allen socket, I believe that the size is 6mm.

I have attached a photo of the bolt for clarity."
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