AEV Borah wheels on JL

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Anyone running the JL borah's on a JL and decided to use wheel spacers? Would that cause any issues? I would like a little wider stance then stock, running 37's btw
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Want to warn about these bolts coming with Borah protection ring, they are extreme soft and will snap with moderate torque (~20 ft lbs). They are grade 8.8. I have two bolts snapped on me, even though I used generous amount of anti-seize and torque wrench. I drilled one out but the thread is ruined, now I am afraid of drilling the other one.

I replaced all other bolts with grade 12.9, for reference these bolts are M8 x 1.25 x 35mm

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Want to warn about these bolts coming with Borah protection ring, they are extreme soft and will snap with moderate torque (~20 ft lbs). They are grade 8.8. I have two bolts snapped on me, even though I used generous amount of anti-seize and torque wrench. I drilled one out but the thread is ruined, now I am afraid of drilling the other one.

I replaced all other bolts with grade 12.9, for reference these bolts are M8 x 1.25 x 35mm

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I was noticing the same thing when I installed mine. Luckily none broke, but I’m dreading taking them off.
 

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I was noticing the same thing when I installed mine. Luckily none broke, but I’m dreading taking them off.
I feel you. I had two broke, and several on the edge of broken. Definitely disappointed since I am a big fan of AEV.
 

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Has hanyone run some sort of button head bolts on these? I'm kind of shocked as to how far the supplied bolts stick out to get snagged on stuff

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I feel you. I had two broke, and several on the edge of broken. Definitely disappointed since I am a big fan of AEV.
How hard was it to get that broken bolt out? Seems like a solid hit on a rock would most definitely snap the head off the bolt.
 

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How hard was it to get that broken bolt out? Seems like a solid hit on a rock would most definitely snap the head off the bolt.
The good news is they are very soft, so likely a good EZ-out of LHT drill bit should get them out, although you have to go easy on them otherwise the thread could be damaged.
 

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So I drilled out another one today, PITA. Had to tap the thread and replaced all bolts with grade 10.9 black bolts, now it is much less likely to broke, and I dig the black on onyx look.

You can see some of the AEV bolts I get out are already bent, that is how soft they are.

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So I drilled out another one today, PITA. Had to tap the thread and replaced all bolts with grade 10.9 black bolts, now it is much less likely to broke, and I dig the black on onyx look.

You can see some of the AEV bolts I get out are already bent, that is how soft they are.

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The black bolts do look good.
 

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