View Full Version : stripped screw heads

06-01-2004, 06:21 PM
I stripped my screw heads on my mini-t while putting on a new shock tower. what kind of screws should I do to prevent that and and can someone post a link?

06-01-2004, 06:42 PM
hex screws.

note the shape of the "head"


06-02-2004, 02:13 AM

06-04-2004, 10:52 AM
I'd suggest using removable loctite, and not tightening them so tight.

06-04-2004, 11:43 PM
I recently bought a conversion kit from hexcrews for my gt. They are made of a heat treated steel alloy, and are supposedly stronger than titanium. If you get new screws, make sure that they are hex screws, and stay away from aluminum and stainless steel.
Here's a link for the mini-t hexcrews kit: http://webservices.advanceware.net/hexcrews/product.aspx?id=31562&CatID=1246

Also, Hexcrews makes hex keys for 8 cents a piece from the same alloy:eek:

06-04-2004, 11:48 PM
So what's wrong with stainless steel?

06-05-2004, 01:29 AM
Nothing. I actually recommend aluminum or stainless screws if you drive in wet conditions to prevent rust and corrosion and all that nasty stuff. But generally, stainless screws have a lesser temper and are more prone to stripping.

As many others will tell you, a good set of hex drivers won't strip screws.