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After reading last month about everyone's experience with the Stage 8 header bolts (some good, some bad), I heard about a new product from Jeg's called Split Lock Header Bolts:

http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=191724&prmenbr=361

Tony A (Orange1) and I installed them on my car on Sunday. They were fairly easy to install. They fit the 4 into 4 headers, the only glitch being that it is not possible to fit a 3/8 socket onto the bolt head because the header interferes. We used a 3/8 box end and were able to tighten all down snug except for one, for which I will either have to get a thin walled wrench or grind down a cheap wrench so it can slip past the header onto the bolt head.

The only downside is that the stainless ones are a little pricey ($77.00).

The car should be up and running soon and I'll let everyone know how they hold up. If anyone else has any experience with these, let me know.

Tom
 

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Sounds like a good solution. Will be interested to see how you make out.
 

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cool product, stupidly outragous price.

I went with basic socket head 3/8-16 bolts from the local fastner store for my 4x4 headers and side pipes. I have EVERYTHING I need including locking nuts for the 4 bolt flanges for just under $7.00
 

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I took a close look at those, and I almost bought them. But I was concerned that I would not be able to get the small allen wrench in there. A couple of those inside bolts are a little tight.
 

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I really wouldn't want to use those with Aluminum heads, might cause more problems than it solves.

Hank
 

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That looks like a neat idea. That is until the first setscrew freezes in the bolt. Then you're stuck with bolts stuck in the heads. You'll snap the head off the bolt trying to get it out, or strip the threads if the heads are aluminum. Just my 2 cents.


Sal
 

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I prefer lots of anti-seize and safety wire. $70 buys a lot of beer and/or pizza.
 

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They are pricey but I am pleased thus far. There are more bolts than you think so by dividing how many you install versus how much they costs, its not that bad for peace of mind.

JQ
 
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