The recommended practice with stock components is to replace the rod nuts with every rebuild and the bolts every other. The ARP kit of rod bolts and nuts will be the last you'll ever buy! With the high price of a stock rod bolt, this ARP kit is not only of higher quality but more economical! See our part# L99 for ARP Lube.
Fastener Retention Overview There are three methods that can be employed to determine how much tension is exerted on a fastener; using a torque wrench, measuring the amount of stretch, and turning the fastener a pre-determined amount (torque angle). Of these methods, use of a stretch gauge is the most accurate.