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Old 08-09-2019, 09:58 PM   #1
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I have to say I hate needing a metric nut like m10x1.25 or m12x1.25 and having a hard time finding them at local auto parts stores. Lowe's and home Depot are useless as well as they typically carry 10x1.5! Where do you guys buy replacement nuts? Anywhere online that sell these cheap?
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:10 PM   #2
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Try “Tractor Supply” or your small local hardware store. I’ve had luck at both of them.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:20 PM   #3
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"Real" hardware stores will have all of those. In steel, graded, stainless, even nylon. My Ace has all of those and if they don't, 2 towns over is my go to "real" hareware store.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:28 PM   #4
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I haven't checked Ace hardware yet. Rockauto sells them for cheap but shipping kills the deal. I wish rockauto would start shipping with USPS flat rate and that would be worth it. I have checked Grainger as well which seems like the best bet right now. The 100 pack of m10x1.25 is around $15 a box
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:59 PM   #5
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I haven't checked Ace hardware yet. Rockauto sells them for cheap but shipping kills the deal. I wish rockauto would start shipping with USPS flat rate and that would be worth it. I have checked Grainger as well which seems like the best bet right now. The 100 pack of m10x1.25 is around $15 a box
Ace has been good for any metric or "odd" nuts/ bolts in the past
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:05 PM   #6
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Ace is good, also McMaster Carr.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:40 AM   #7
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the 'HELP' section in larger parts stores has metric hardware.....they have a kit that has the perfect studs and bolts and nuts for the uppipe and turbo bolts....
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:04 PM   #8
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Depending on where you live, a local hardware store can have a wide selection of metric. Don't waste your time with big chain stores like Home Depot or Lowes. They have metric, but often times the pitch is wrong. I do agree with the others that Ace hardware is pretty good with metric. Mcmaster Carr and Grainer are good, but you have buy large quantities. Also, Belmetric is good online store where you can buy individual metric fasteners. The shipping can be high though.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:05 AM   #9
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boltdepot.com has every fastener ever made and they're site is super easy to use
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:25 AM   #10
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As previously stated, a 'good' hardware store or McMaster-Carr.

Also, you need to consider the grade/hardness of the fastener as well. Just because it "fits" does not mean that it is correct for that particular application.
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