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Old 12-18-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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RSM Bolts Sheared

So about a week ago, I installed the beefy RSM's I got from Turner. After doing a bit more reading, I also decided to get the tower reinforcement plates. I was just about to install those, and was in the process of removing the nylock mounting nuts that are included with the Turner kit when I realized that the bolts on the new mounts were turning, not the nuts. About two turns of the wrench later, one bolt on each mount sheared off! Now there's not enough thread left exposed to mount with the reinforcement plates! Has anyone else had this happen? Anyone know where I went wrong? The nuts weren't cross-threaded. I installed them by hand before snugging them down. Does anyone know if those mounting bolts are removable from the body of the mount, or do I have to replace the whole mount? These are the kind where you have to take out the carpet from the trunk to get to the mounts, not where the nuts are accessible down in the wheel-well.
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