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recently brought rod bolts of ebay sps brand for cleveland my engine guy said they arent genuine they dont have a dimple on the end wat do you think
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ARP, nothing else.
Yah in retrospect i shouldve gone ARP. Too late now. but should be ok for under 6000 rpms and 300 hp . Right ?? LOL
They sound more expensive now,but for the added peace of mind its CHEAP insurance.
Carillo uses SPS bolts in some of their connecting rods.

That should tell you something.
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Re Ebay them...........
If they are real SPS bolts, they're probably as good, if not better than ARP. You can always contact SPS and give them the dimensions and style of bolt you received, and I'm sure they'd be more than happy to elaborate on what identifiable markings they put on them from the factory.

Just because they aren't ARP, does not mean they're garbage. ARP has just become a household name for quality fasters, and rightly so. But it's not like they have a magic nut n' bolt factory that makes stuff at a higher tensile strength than everyone else in the world.
thank you all for the input does anyone know why they dont have the dimple on the end arp and hpx all have the dimple its some sort of pressure test i ve been told i have been shown old sps bolts that have the dimple i will be contacting sps to find out
ps their from under specials or type in sps in ebay
your engine guy told you why they havent got the dimple,they arent genuine sps,sounds like theyre forget about using them
You've got an SPS contact down your way.

Unbrako Pty. Limited (SPS)
Norcal Road, Nunawading
Victoria 3131 Australia
Phone: 61-3-9878-3055
Fax: 61-3-9878-6839
Email: [email protected]
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