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Old 04-08-2011, 07:35 AM   #156
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Originally Posted by Keith View Post
What about drilling the shock out to 10mm and bushing the mount from 15mm to 10mm?

I wonder what a 10mm bolt will support in single shear mode?
The BMW bolt that attached the old shock to the frame mount is 15mm in diameter. There is something about this that tells me that I should leave this alone. I have never heard of one of these bolts snapping/shearing/etc ... While I like the idea ... I think I'd like to use that bolt.

I could use a different bolt ... I'll have to look through the local hardware store's selection of metric bolts.
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