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Yesterday when torquing down my Upper strut mount bolts to 18#s.

one of the 3 snapped off.

How safe is it to drive on it for a day while I wait for my replacement to come?

I plan to order it Monday and then have it overnighted.

I drive 8 miles each way to work.

Can I drive on it for a day? Or would you advise against it?

THey are SPC. Camber plates so i'm very suprised that the bolt snapped like that.
 

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I drove around with 5 of the 6 front strut bolts for about a year and i didnt notice any effect at all
 

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Don't go ramping over traintracks and you'll be OK.

THey are SPC. Camber plates so i'm very suprised that the bolt snapped like that.
Actually, it's proving to be quite common.
It's one of the several reasons that I recently chose to remove my plates. I know of at least one or two others who have reported the same type problems with them.
 

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thanks Micheal, I was hoping you were gona chime in.

atleast I can get back and forth to work, i'll just take it extra carefully.

phew.

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they really break that easy? I blame my body shop for using the gun on the top bolts when they rebuilt the left side after i curbed the car.

stupid impact guns.
 

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I've had two of them go.
One was done w/ an impact gun, the other w/ a std ratchet and socket.
 

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bleh

we snapped it when we put the torque wrench on it.

fiends was torquing it down and all of a sudden, it just snapped.

I thought they were high grade bolts...

o...and no one sells those bolts w/ the squre or round teeth pieces that lock into a metal hole to make it so u don' tneed a washer and nut.

cuz i would just replace it.
 

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I snapped off 3 of my 6... so I tack welded the bastards to the plate from underneath... they've been fine so far
I wasn't taking any chances with those bastards
 
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