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I had the Flow Lotus dealership in North Carolina install my Innokenetic RTD2 Toelink kit. I am in the middle of a suspension refresh and it appears that the installer damaged the threads of one of the bolts that connect to the lower A-arms. The bolt snapped on removal and now I need to replace it. Does anyone have the specifications for the bolt?



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I had the Flow Lotus dealership in North Carolina install my Innokenetic RTD2 Toelink kit. I am in the middle of a suspension refresh and it appears that the installer damaged the threads of one of the bolts that connect to the lower A-arms. The bolt snapped on removal and now I need to replace it. Does anyone have the specifications for the bolt?



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Look at the head markings. That will tell you what kind of bolt it is (8.8, 10.9, 12.9 etc.) Take a pic and post it. Why is the bolt bent in addition to the other obvious damage?

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The installer appeared to have hammered the bolt through the orifice thereby damaging the threads and attempting to fix the bolt with an impact gun. To get it off, I had to torque the heck out of it.
The bolt is a grade 10.9 SFC, 3/8” shaft and 3 1/4” to the first thread. I just don’t know the total length due to the deformity of removing it.


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After seeing what he did there you may want to consider refreshing all of your mounting hardware at the same time if you're going to the trouble of replacing your bushings.
 
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After seeing what he did there you may want to consider refreshing all of your mounting hardware at the same time if you're going to the trouble of replacing your bushings.
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It is my understanding that the RTD2 brace hardware is non-standard.


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The bolt is a grade 10.9 SFC, 3/8” shaft and 3 1/4” to the first thread. I just don’t know the total length due to the deformity of removing it.


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I would think that it’s a 10mm metric bolt, not a 3/8” standard. Measure it correctly, it’s a VERY important part of the suspension.
 
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Well, it's Class 10.9, not "Grade 8" or any grade matter, so it's a Metric bolt and not SAE/Imperial.
Factory bolt for there is M10 x 120 x 1.25, so I'd use that info and go from there. Yours could be shorter or longer because it's aftermarket.

Or just call up InoKinetic. They've been immensely helpful.
 

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Thanks for the info! I figured I would eventually contact Shinoo.


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Stacy from InoKinetic was super responsive and I got new bolts in two days. I ordered an entire suspension bolt kit from them as well. Phenomenal service!


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Stacy from InoKinetic was super responsive and I got new bolts in two days. I ordered an entire suspension bolt kit from them as well. Phenomenal service!
What are the fastener dimensions? Might be helpful to others seeking the answer to your original question.
 
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