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Intake Spacer Bolt Specs

Does anyone have the bolt specs for the Intake Spacer? I took a look at the How-To thread, but all it said was 100mm. I assume that's length, but none of the other specs on the bolts were listed. I'm looking to go pick up the necessary hardware tomorrow or Friday and finally get the spacer in my car...it's been sitting on the shelf for over 2 years now.

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Why not just buy the whole kit from a trusted member?
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Because I already have the intake spacer...and I can modify my own brackets. All I need are the bolts. I also need them by Friday, so shipping anything is out of the question. Thanks for the reply though.
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Remove one of the plenum bolts to measure the threads. I'm pretty sure they are M8 though.
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Go get yourself a copy of the torque specs for the bolts.

Go out to the garage with a pen, paper, metric rule, wrench, torque wrench, sockets, and your thinking cap.

Lay the spacer on top the intake and see what bolts will need modified. ONE AT A TIME, remove them, measure the actual current length, measure the thread pitch, and the diameter of the threads. Document your findings on your paper. You did remember to bring a paper out with you, didn't you?

Now, re-install the bolt, tighten to spec, and move to the next one. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

When you reach the end of the intake, go back and check that you didn't miss anything. Take note of the head type, and if you will need to provide washers or not. Make notes as needed.

Check around the perimeter of the intake for other bolts or items that you may need to source while at the store...

Now here's the tricky part - take your intake spacer, measure how thick it is... and then measure how thick an intake gasket is as well. Now - add these two measurments and ad to the length of each of the bolts you measured.

Brace yourself, you're about to see where I'm going with this...

TADA! Eureka! You have suddenly found the length of each bolt, as well as the thread pitch and diameter of the bolts! Pace yourself, it is yet early in the modding weekend!!
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Remove one of the plenum bolts to measure the threads. I'm pretty sure they are M8 though.
Close. They're M6.

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Go get yourself a copy of the torque specs for the bolts.

Go out to the garage with a pen, paper, metric rule, wrench, torque wrench, sockets, and your thinking cap.

Lay the spacer on top the intake and see what bolts will need modified. ONE AT A TIME, remove them, measure the actual current length, measure the thread pitch, and the diameter of the threads. Document your findings on your paper. You did remember to bring a paper out with you, didn't you?

Now, re-install the bolt, tighten to spec, and move to the next one. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

When you reach the end of the intake, go back and check that you didn't miss anything. Take note of the head type, and if you will need to provide washers or not. Make notes as needed.

Check around the perimeter of the intake for other bolts or items that you may need to source while at the store...

Now here's the tricky part - take your intake spacer, measure how thick it is... and then measure how thick an intake gasket is as well. Now - add these two measurments and ad to the length of each of the bolts you measured.

Brace yourself, you're about to see where I'm going with this...

TADA! Eureka! You have suddenly found the length of each bolt, as well as the thread pitch and diameter of the bolts! Pace yourself, it is yet early in the modding weekend!!
Thanks. I'm quite aware of how to measure bolts. I was just asking in case someone had already done the work and had the knowledge to share.

I'll add the knowledge here in case anyone is looking for it in the future.

The bolts are M6x1

You really only need about a 94mm bolt, but Fastenal only carried a grade 10.9 in 90mm or 100mm. I got the 90mm as well as the 100mm and am going to evaluate the shorter bolts. I'd like to avoid a large stack of washers if possible
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