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FX35 Any one use the AAM spacer?

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Engine & Drivetrain' started by southcounty13, Dec 24, 2007.

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  2. rookie

    rookie Premium Member Premium

    I believe a couple of the east coast guys did give this a shot. The price is ok for what it is, I doubt it is any better than the Motordyne offerings.

    I do prefer the plastic spacer provided with the MD kit to prevent from overtightening the 6 middle bolts.
     
  3. Frankiago

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    Those 6 plastic spacers? So... that's what they're for... and I thought people were crazy for snapping bolts... Tony @ MD next-day-air'd me a brand new set of 6 because I told him I lost 1 and wanted 2... for free... all I had to give him was my address and my request for 2, ended up with 6 brand new ones... :err:

    By far best customer service I've ever had. Ever. Seriously. Evvvvaaarrrr.
     
  4. rookie

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    Yep, they are spacers to make sure you don't crack the plenum grooves from overtighting it. I've seen it happen, and had the plenum welded to repair it.
     
  5. brown_fv

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    I have a broken bolt on one of my outer bolts...but so far i havent heard any sounds of leakage or performance losses...ill wait till i can get an extractor to get a new bolt from tony.
     
  6. rookie

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    The outer bolts are pretty standard bolts. Any 6mm bolt should be ok, just get the right length and it should be fine.
     
  7. Deecarp

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    You have to be careful with some of the 6mm bolts. Some have a better density or more tensile strength is what I mean. Over torquing can still snap the heads off the bolts. I know quit a few of us have done it in the past. overall AAM should be a good spacer. The MD spacers have gaskets already adhered on both side and will probably seal with out a hitch.