Stage 8 Fasteners Inc. has introduced CV kits to address failing bolts on inner and outer joints.
The company says a worn boot is not always the cause of CV joint failure. When the bolts attaching the inner joint to the transaxle or the outer joint to the wheels fail, the condition of the CV boot is irrelevant.
The new kits can be installed on both the inner and outer CV joints, are easy to use, and provide assurance against loose nuts or bolts. The locking retainer and spring clips prevent a single degree of fastener loosening rotation, even in the harshest of operating conditions, according to Stage 8.
The company says the patented and trademarked functional design consists of three pieces: a bolt (4130 Alloy Steel), a locking retainer and a spring clip or, depending on the application, a nut, a locking retainer and a spring clip.
The bolts are application specific as 12 point, USA or Metric. All Stage 8 locking CV joint bolt kits are sold with all of the necessary hardware for the application.
For more information on the Stage 8 CV joint bolt kits, visit the company’s website.
Based in San Rafael, Calif., Stage 8 Locking Fasteners builds locking fasteners to serve a myriad of industries including automotive, industrial, railroad and military. The company says it has consistently delivered measurable increases in equipment reliability and safety as well as dramatic reductions in maintenance costs and equipment failures, especially header, exhaust and turbo applications since 1985.