I don't think anyone has any horror stories about BOR or any of its products. I have heard nothing but praise from members who have purchased items from him. In fact I have only heard of one customer that wasn't completely happy with his purchase and BOR stood behind hind it 100%
How many people have used the 10.9 flange bolt upgrade kit from BOR? I haven't heard many stories of broken suspensions, but they wouldn't sell them without reason. Please post any horror stories
This is what thefool (scott) says about the upgrade on flange bolt kit. If you click on it it takes you to a page and he explains why the bolt kit is better than the stock bolts.
The BOR Suspension Flange Bolt Upgrade kit is a complete kit including swing arm to frame mounting. Rear swing arm to wheel assy. Shock mounting bolts. Kit contains all hardware for front and rear.
Kit contains 10.9 grade flange bolts and locking nuts. Bolts are 5-10mm longer providing more contact surface then the stock bolts.
Nuts are conical locking flange for a more positive hold. Flanges is oversized VS stock bolts for better hold.
Shock bolts are flanged 10.9 grade with flanged 10.9 grade nylon locking nuts.
Upgrading to the BOR bolts allows better hold without the need to overtighten. This means less wear and damage to the suspension bushings and inner collars and better articulation. Also allows grease to reach each bushing more completely reducing wear.
2013 red reeper 15/7" DR33 Drag rims, 235/75/15" Nanking Mudstars, 2" body lift, BOR ECU flash, BOR 2-Stage Shocks
SuperTrapp mufflers, Pyle Stereo
Post by abitareeper on Mar 24, 2016 17:48:20 GMT -5
The horror stories I was looking for was not about BOR - I've ordered from them before and have nothing but praise for their service and products. I was looking for suspension failure stories - was there a fault in the car that drove the need for the upgrade. Sorry for the confusion.
Post by abitareeper on Apr 21, 2016 14:14:48 GMT -5
I installed the complete suspension bolt upgrade kit from BOR this morning in about 4 hours. While I had the tires off I checked the torque on the inside wheel spacer bolts (all tight for the fourth time), nut and bolted everything I could get my hands on. The kit was perfect and easy to install - spend the extra 6 bucks and get the shock bolts too. We are headed to Superlift OHV next week for the Ultra 4 race - preparing the car for the trip is important, rather wrench on it at home than at the park.
Get organized before you start - Lots of different sizes - turn your tool box over under the Reeper and you'll have almost everything you need. 14mm, 15mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm deep sockets, impact sockets, hammer, spud, impact wrench, torque wrench, ratchet, extensions, ratchet end open end wrenches, ALL OF EACH SIZE. Somehow there wasn't a single 16mm, and he felt all alone.
The main reason for changing to the new suspension bolts is the stock lock nuts do not always hold well and may have to be over tightened to stay tight. I have had the stock nuts fall off. The BOR kit uses a more positive lock nut style that will not loosen. Its positive locking can allow to not over tighten. Over tightening can deform the metal sleeve with in the Teflon bushings causing them to bind and not pivot properly which can add to premature bushing failure. The sleeve deformation can also block the pathway of the grease when greasing and this to can add to premature failure.