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I agree, it's fuckin' stupid to have so many different kinds of fasteners.A man as in one, sure. The rest of us would be cussing all that utterly needless complication.
The thing is, they're all different sizes. The M10 triple squares are 10mm, the 17mm axle bolt is bug fuck big (probably 14mm by eye), the m8 pinch bolt is 8mm, and the caliper bolts I didn't measure. They might be 8mm, but they're way different length than the pinch bolts.I suppose having 3 different grades of the same bolt holding the suspension together would be dangerous if you mixed them up, and having different heads for each of them avoids that issue.
The torque values make sense though you can get different grades of the same style bolt that are so marked.I agree, it's fuckin' stupid to have so many different kinds of fasteners.
There's a method to the madness - the triple square fasteners take a higher torque value than the torx fasteners, which take a higher torque value than traditional bolt/nut of the same size, but I don't see why they couldn't just specify different torque values and appropriate bolt composition for it.
The torque values make sense though you can get different grades of the same style bolt that are so marked.
If they need an innie and an outie for some reason, like so road wear, dirt, sand, gravel, etc. doesn't wear off the corners of a hex bolt over time that's fine, I just don't see a need for 3 different innies and an audi.
Small world - one of my co-workers worked at Holley and did firmware design on the Sniper. He runs the thing on his truck in place of the stock engine management and loves talking about it.Huh, dad just emailed me that he ordered the Holley Sniper EFI throttlebody, an EFI fuel tank, and a tilt/telescope steering column for the GTO.
So I guess I got that on my plate now too.