When it comes to labors of love like ours, it can be easy to focus on flashy components that bring big gains in performance and appearance. But the support pieces, especially the ones behind the scenes (or in our case, under the hood), are every bit as important as the showpieces. Automotive Racing Products provides a full line of hardworking “detail” items that can make (instead of break) our efforts. Today we’re taking a look at bolts for several different applications, as well as the premium lubricant that enables tip-top performance.
Next up are Intake Manifold Bolts, which boast a PSI tensile strength of 170,000—a number that exceeds Grade 8 specifications. You’ll enjoy perfectly aligned threads; even loading thanks to wide head flanges; and hardened, ground washers for accurate torque loading. Proper-fitting Intake Manifold Bolts maintain flush seals under the rigors of aggressive driving. Check them out in hex stainless steel (444-2001), hex black oxide (144-2001), 12-point stainless steel (444-2101), or 12-point black oxide (144-2101).
ARP’s Torque Converter Bolts fit GM 200, 700, 4L60, and 4L80 transmissions. They’ve been heat treated to 200,000 tensile strength and feature hardened, parallel-ground washers. You can let go of any shearing worries with these bolts, which maintain a tight grip you can count on. Take a look at the 230-7304 Torque Converter Bolts here.
Finally, Automotive Racing Products’ Moly Assembly Lubricant is perfect for all the fasteners on your ride. It maintains its effectiveness over a wide range of extreme temperatures (-30 to 750 F), inhibits corrosion and rust, and overcomes thread friction to ensure more accurate torque readings. It’s the final touch that will make a big difference. Check out 100-9903 Moly Assembly Lubricant here.