Is 8.8 ,14 mm bolts strong enought?

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  1. hogg

    hogg Veteran Member

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    At Ace hard ware, they got the right lenth and 14mm bolts that i could use for the lower control arms on these 74-76 arms and bushing. They say 8.8 on the tope . Will these be strong enough for this purpus? Looked up on internet and says = to grade 5, Thanks for any input.
     
  2. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Don't remember what mine are but grade 5 will have 3 (l l l) around the head of the bolt and grade 8 will have 5. I'm not familiar with the 8.8 rating system.
     
  3. Bandit723

    Bandit723 Veteran Member

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    I believe the 10.9 bolts that are on the control arms are Grade 8.
     
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  4. 74BIBELOT

    74BIBELOT Veteran Member

    Some info here:
     

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  5. hogg

    hogg Veteran Member

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    What i was asking is, a grade 8.8 METRIC that =GRADE 5 ,WOULD BE STRONG ENOUGH FOR THE LOWER A ARM BUSHING, THEY ARE 14MM,DIA,, 41/8" LONG WITH 22 MM HEAD AND LOCKING NUT????
     

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