replacing diff studs with bolts
There's a semi-common mod to replace the diff studs with bolts (running them in from the inside of the housing with red locktite). This eliminates the problems of the studs coming out when removing the outside bolts. I know this isn't a huge problem, but since I'm screwing around with the diffs, I figure I might as well replace them.
I know the 8" and e-locker housings take a M8x1.25 bolt, and I picked up button heads for that (I'm putting an TRD elocker third in my 85 front housing).
But I found that the 8.4 (aka non-trd) housing uses M10x1.25 studs. Fastenal doesn't even carry those (with a button head) in their online catalog. Can anyone think of a reason why plain ol hex head bolts won't work or are a bad idea?
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