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    Stock intake grate bolts with R&D grate?

    Any issues with using the the stock intake grate bolts with the R&D aquavein grate? The grate for some reason only came with 3 bolts...


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    I've got an R&D grate still in package with no bolts and Jim did not send new bolts with his modded plate so it should be o.k. to use OEM bolts. I know some of the guys re-thread for bigger bolt sizes but I think that's only on the 80 mph skis.

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    I couldn't get a socket on the stock bolt heads when I put mine on, I ended up getting some new stainless allen head bolts to make it easier to fit.

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    you can use the stock bolts but its a good idea to upgrade them, if you are going to work your ski into the mid 70's + its a good idea to upgrade the grate inserts to billet ones and use longer/larger bolts as well.

    there are plenty of threads on these upgrade topics if you search.

    hope this helps.

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    The stock bolts are much stronger than the stainless allen heads that come with the aftermarket grates... I try to use them when I can, but sometimes if you move the shoe you cant get a socket on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by DekerUK View Post
    I couldn't get a socket on the stock bolt heads when I put mine on, I ended up getting some new stainless allen head bolts to make it easier to fit.
    on those 4 bolts, first started with a 10mm nut driver just to get some threading and would cross hatch to line them all up...after that a 2 1/2in. extended 10mm socket finished the job...kind of worked for me...

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    Thanks everyone.

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