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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Oct-13-2018, 05:40:58 PM   #11
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Default Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

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Screen shot of what confused me. At the bottom of select your vehicle. This is the $18 bolt.

I'll just go with the M10x35.


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Old Sat, Oct-13-2018, 06:12:17 PM   #12
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Says 10X35 10.9 strength, #4



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Old Sat, Oct-13-2018, 06:21:18 PM   #13
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Default Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

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I did and they are 35mm but I was wanting to make sure I wasn't supposed to use the 55mm ones.
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Thanks kcalhoun27. How did I forget about realoem? I've used it like 50k times.
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Default Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

They are 35mm and I've reused them before, but recently started throwing a few in each time I order something online and I'm slowly replacing them. I don't even use loctite.

That 55m bolt looks like the front diff bolt - isn't that one stupidly expensive like $23 last time I saw.
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Default Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

I replaced them all recently for $36ish total from FCP. If you really want to replace them every time I guess this would be a good use of their lifetime replacement policy because $36 just to take off the reinforcement plate is crazy.
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Default Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Even @ $36/set, I'd be broke if I replaced them every time that I removed that plate.
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Default Re: Front Aluminum Subframe Reinforcement Plate Bolt Question

Believe me I was really hoping this wasn't some required magical $18 bolt that couldn't be substituted. Ridiculously expensive for that 55mm.
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