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Old 08-27-2012, 04:41 AM
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... What the flying ? It doesn't translate very well in a picture but this thing is like gold plated compressed sand/rock filler ... What is this garbage? Snapped it off in my battery not that it was particularly difficult to remove what with it not actually being a real bolt..

Where can I get a quality version of this?


Edit: ION ? Doesn't quite have the same punch of the original term used

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:04 AM
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Hm. They must be sintering them rather than machining them from bar stock.

I've never noticed any of these to be different from any others, quality wise. I suspect they all come out of one bin somewhere and just get different brand labels.

Your options would be to try a different brand - maybe it will have been made different, or make one yourself using a long bolt and cut off the head, making it a stud, or pay a machinist to make you one all custom like.
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Actually, the Streetwires piece looks like it may actually be machined from bar stock. Could try that one:

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:49 AM
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I tried one similar to this and I snapped the piggy-back bolt off instead... :/ Can't win. I currently have one of the Stinger ones and one similar to those installed until I can find a set that can handle more than putting them more than a half turn over finger tight.

I'll look in to the Streetwires ones though..

Not sure why anything that would be installed on a car isn't just a standard minimum of grade 5 steel.. would resolve a whole lot of stupid like this from ever happening.. I'm sure most anyone would pay the extra few cents per bolt, terminal or whatever it may be.

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Back when these actually were made from brass bar stock they retailed for about $25 each. Now they are like $5 so there went the quality I guess.

Having said that, I have never stripped or snapped one of these, ever.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:33 AM
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Clearly I'm stronger than I think.. The circumstances in which these are breaking are kind of ridiculous, in my opinion anyways.. It's only a battery terminal BUT on the same token I don't want it wiggling loose so a full turn over finger tight didn't seem like much to ask but nope, wasn't having any of it. Got maybe a very gently applied half turn o_O
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If you are worried about the screw moving just get some thread lock and put a few drops on it, then just finger tighten and it will not shake loose anymore.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:39 PM
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Check out the wirez Btsps-s Solid brass with nickel finish, never had one snap
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