We often hear the heated debate between auto builders about 12-point and 6-point bolt heads and nuts. Both have their own pros and cons and arguments can be made for each........... Read more... >>
It’s hard to imagine a world without bolts. Bolts and nuts are literally what holds nearly everything we use together, especially things that will have to come apart eventually........... Read more... >>

Torquing Fasteners 101

Written by Bobby Kimbrough
Torquing fasteners. What it means to you and why should you practice sound torquing techniques........... Read more... >>
Bolts often the get the blame when a part fails inside an engine. ARP's Chris Brown talks about bolt failure and some of the contributing factors may challenge any bolt's strength. His TECH5 column also discusses "friction factor" and how to address this oft-ignored dynamic.......... Read more... >>