The GOOD option. Our grade 8 Intake Manifold bolt kits includes all 8 bolts and lock washers you need to complete your intake manifold install. Supplied in a good looking and corrosion resistant gold irridite finish.
The BETTER option. Our ARP 8740 Chrome Moly intake manifold bot kits are black oxide coated for good looks and corrosion resistant. They are rated at a minimum 170,000 PSI, which is even stronger than a grade 8 bolt! They also feature a reduced diameter hex head for easy intake manifold changes and less clearance problems with oversize runners. Matching black oxide washers (shown above) are included.
The BEST option. Our ARP polished stainless steel intake manifold bolt & washer bolt kits are exactly what people mean when they say "show quality." Made from ARP's proprietary "300" stainless steel alloy, they are rated at a minimum 170,000 PSI, which is even stronger than a grade 8 bolt! And, you can't beat the quality, shine and corrosion resistance of polished stainless. Nothing resists the ravages of weather, time and even repeated tightening and loosening like stainless. These are truly maintenance free! They also feature a reduced diameter 12pt head for easy intake manifold changes and less clearance problems with oversize runners. Matching polished stainless washers are included. With these being some of the most visible bolts on the engine, small details like this can really make a car "show quality."
Whenever you order bolts, don't forget a tube of ARP assembly lubricant. ARP's new "Ultra-Torque" is a special new blend of PFTE lube which ensures the correct torque will be reached on the first pull, so there is no longer any need to "cycle" the fastener (or loosen and tighten it several times), which has been the case with ARP's regular "Moly Lube" This lube is essential to get correct torque on the head, rod and main bolts, and it doesn't hurt to put it on misc other engine bolts as well. One tube is usually enough to do 4 or 5 complete engines, so it's a good investment to keep around the shop.
Use our premium Permatex BLUE Loctite on all applications which need to be held in place, but are still intended to be broken loose from time to time. We always use this on certain parts of the engine which tend to come loose occaisionally due to harmonics, even when they are torqued correctly during assembly. Big Block Mopars are famous for this on torque coverter bolts, rocker arm hardware, cam sprocket bolts, etc. We highly recommend it for those applications. One small tube is usually enough to do one complete engine. Made in the USA!
Use our premium Permatex RED Loctite on all applications which need to be held in place near permanently, and you don't expect to need to break loose. One small tube is usually enough to do one complete engine. Made in the USA!
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