Q: Is a Tubular RaceBolt Equal to a
Grade 5 or Grade 8 Bolt?
Answer: While there is no rating system
for these bolts, they withstand vibration, have good stretch and elasticity, and
are similar to a Grade 5 bolt, which is preferred in
most racing applications.
Q: How much Weight can I Save?
Answer: Tubular RaceBolts are Typically about half the
weight of solid steel, the bigger the bolt the more you save.
Q: How do Tubular RaceBolts Compare
to the Weight and Cost of Titanium Bolts?
Answer: Weightwise, they are very
comparable, but costwise, RaceBolts are very affordable, a small
fraction of the cost of Titanium bolts.
Q: Do Tubular RaceBolts Need to be
Answer: Yes, any fastener should be
torqued - tubular or solid.
Recommended Torque Specifications for RaceBolts are:
||Ft. Lbs. of Torque
||Ft. Lbs. of Torque
Q: How are RaceBolts
Answer: We use only 4130 chrome moly
tubing. First, tube is cut to its finished length. Threads are
then rolled onto tube and diameters are ground. After tube is properly
prepared the heads are threaded onto the tube and welded. After final
assembly the RaceBolt is sent to heat treating. (Heat treating
dramatically increases the bolts toughness.) The RaceBolt is then plated
for superior corrosion resistance.
Q:Why do you use Rolled Threads?
Answer: Rolled threads are much
stronger than cut threads. Rolled threads are also very
smooth and help reduce material galling.
Q:Why not just drill
my solid bolts?
Answer: When you drill a bolt there are three
1.) The drill will always wander off to one side, thinning the material on that side - which causes a weak bolt, which will break. By using tubing
we insure consistent wall thickness and strength.
2.) The drill will leave tool marks inside the hole, further weakening
the bolt. The tubing we use is DOM (drawn over mandrel) and has a
smooth ID surface.
3.) Solid bolts are rolled into their shape. When you drill a bolt, you cut
down through the grain and damage the structural integrity of the bolt.
The tubing we use is drawn and therefore we do not disturb the grain structure
of the material.
Q: I need a few bolts and don't
see my size listed. Can you make them for me?
Answer:We would like to help, but we need to make large quainties to
keep the costs down. We cannot make special sizes in small quantities.
Please do let us know of the special size you are interested in and the
application. If we see a growing need for that size, we will consider
adding to our line.