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prepping for LT install

This is a discussion on prepping for LT install within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I will be installing Lt's on my car shortly and was wondering if I should get grade 8 locking bolts? ...

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    prepping for LT install

    I will be installing Lt's on my car shortly and was wondering if I should get grade 8 locking bolts? My car has 144k and I'm a little concerned about the integrity of the manifold bolts. I'm already getting new GM gaskets and O2 extensions. Thanks.

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    Well, it wont hurt if you do. Didn't your LT's come with bolts? Just wondering because mine did

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    From what I have read stock GM is working damn fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 346ci View Post
    I will be installing Lt's on my car shortly and was wondering if I should get grade 8 locking bolts? My car has 144k and I'm a little concerned about the integrity of the manifold bolts. I'm already getting new GM gaskets and O2 extensions. Thanks.
    I re-used the stock bolts and they are working fine. Just inspect the threads and you can soak them in alcohol to make them very clean again. My car had 90+K miles at the time.

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    Normaly the bolts that come with lt's are garbage so either re-use your old ones or pick up some new ones.
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    I used Stage 8 brand locking header bolts. By the time I got done I wasn't in any mood to screw around with it again for a while.

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    Thanks for the input guys, I'm not sure if my Lt's come with bolts or not, I guess I'll look at the condition of the bolts when I take them out and the decide whether I should get locking ones.

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