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Sorry, I did not mean to sound condesending, wasn't intended.

Torque is GROSSLY inaccurate, and yes you can ruin a bolt using torque, especially using repeated tighening techniques. I don't know where ARP gets it process for torque. I do not know of any peer reviewed process like what they recommend. I kinda suspect that a bunch (or one or two) marketing types came up with it, for whatever reasons marketing people do things. And marketing people do a lot of really stupid, indefensable, things, and you end up reading about them when they get sued. Bottom line, money, lack of scrouples, whatever. Just because a company reccommends something, dosen't mean its a good idea, that they have properly researched it or whatever, especially in the aftermarket performance parts business, its more like "buyer beware".

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Old 03-23-2004, 07:20 PM
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