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Got some ruffstuff diff covers for the 60/14 bolt on my FJ60 and am trying to figure out what the best mounting hardware/method would be.

Took a couple pics of the options.

Regular bolt



Countersunk allen head using drilled washer (tapered inner dia. to accept allen head)



Or countersink the bolts right into the diff flange



The second option sits pretty flush compared to the bolt but if I sunk the bolts into the flange it would be totally flush.

Any advice?

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Flush is going to get fubared just as much as normal ol bolts.

Flush is a helll of allot harder to get out in the future.

Allens are a biitch anyways. Always packed with dirt and hard to keep from stripping.

Normal ol hex bolts are tough and come off easily with a pair of normal ol visegrips when they are damaged too much for a wrench.
 

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Flush is going to get fubared just as much as normal ol bolts.

Flush is a helll of allot harder to get out in the future.

Allens are a biitch anyways. Always packed with dirt and hard to keep from stripping.

Normal ol hex bolts are tough and come off easily with a pair of normal ol visegrips when they are damaged too much for a wrench.
yep..


only cool thing about allens are they "look" cooler..
 

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Hex, lots easier to grind off when it gets screwed up. Also easier to find if you need to replace one.
 
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What about welding a 1" tube to the lower holes and studding the lowers??? JAT
 

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i'm here to disagree! :flipoff2:

i like running allen bolts on diff covers. on these, i'd run button heads. so what if a little dirt gets trapped in there? that's what picks are for. and if the head one one of them gets buggered up, then weld a nut to it and unscrew it. big deal! :rolleyes:

flamesuit on. :eek:

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i'm here to disagree! :flipoff2:

i like running allen bolts on diff covers. on these, i'd run button heads. so what if a little dirt gets trapped in there? that's what picks are for. and if the head one one of them gets buggered up, then weld a nut to it and unscrew it. big deal! :rolleyes:

flamesuit on. :eek:

georg
Wow Georg, I was thinking the same thing looking at the pictures. Maybe a flange head hex would be OK also.
 

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i'm here to disagree! :flipoff2:

i like running allen bolts on diff covers. on these, i'd run button heads. so what if a little dirt gets trapped in there? that's what picks are for. and if the head one one of them gets buggered up, then weld a nut to it and unscrew it. big deal! :rolleyes:

flamesuit on. :eek:

georg
So what's the benefit to the allens then?
 

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