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Quick question folks - Are the bolts that hold the shocks in place a specialty type metal? Are they hardened at all or will the typical Home Depot/Lowes bolt work? I see a # code on top of the bolt I haven't seen before and need to replace one of them but want to be sure I don't put something that doesn't belong - Thanks in advance for the advice.

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Zinc. If it has 3 lines on top it is a grade 5. If it has 5 lines it's a grade 8 bolt.
 

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Steve the shock bolts used on the Trail are metric class 10.9
But they are equivalent to a grade 8 for tensile strength if you cant find metric.
 
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Do yourself a favor and go to autoparts store like napa for better quality bolts
 

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Do yourself a favor and go to autoparts store like napa for better quality bolts
Auto parts stores generally will not carry cheap flimsy hardware like the home improvement stores, Home Depots main bins are grade 2 (crap) only get bolts out of the pull outs that is marked grade 5 or 8 unless you want stuff to fall apart or self destruct.
 
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