Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday July 24, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-13-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
gregr01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 49333
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Phoenix AZ
Vehicle:
04 STi
java pearl black

Default PDE camber plate owners--replace your allen head bolts

If you own PDE camber plates you know how great they are, but if you change settings frequently you also know the weak spot is the allen-head bolts.

Having lost one cap to a rounded bolt head (had to drill it out, completely demolishing the cap), I was struck with fear after a recent autox when two of the bolt heads wouldn't turn (slighlty rounded). Changing setting while the engine bay is extremely hot increases the likelihood of this occurring.

I drove home on the autox setting, and carefully removed the bolts with a new allen socket. I then searched online for replacement bolts in 12.9, which I found at boltdepot.com.

The specific part costs $0.56 each:
#6545 - Metric socket head screws, Steel grade 12.9, 6mm x 1.0 x 45mm

The head is knurled but fits perfectly into the recess. No problems, and no more worries about rounding.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
gregr01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
controler
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 100271
Join Date: Nov 2005
Chapter/Region: South East
Default

I have the PDE plates, they've been installed for about a year and changed I'd guess 25+ times. This hasn't helped me yet but I've been extremely careful when tightening/loosening the bolts. I knew someone that rounded off their camber plate bolts, so I've tried to be more careful.
controler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PDE Camber plate "tophat" bolt/stud size? (should be the same as stock) Acejam2k Brakes, Steering & Suspension 3 05-04-2009 11:13 PM
PDE Camber Plate V1 Owners - Help with Measurement Moondongle Brakes, Steering & Suspension 0 01-21-2009 08:23 PM
For Sale: STi RA springs, Koni inserts, PDE camber plates TheMirror Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 7 04-27-2006 02:18 PM
PDE Camber Plate Owners : Noise? Scott Farmer Brakes, Steering & Suspension 4 11-15-2005 10:44 PM
PDE Camber Plates! SpeedAbsolute Suspension/Brakes/Handling 8 07-07-2004 01:59 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.