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Old 06-06-2014, 04:53 AM   #1
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Metric Bolt Source

Having just moved into a house with a bit of workshop space, I finally have room to build an inventory of parts. With local auto parts shops lacking on range of metric bolts, and having grown tired of needing to mail order/take a long ride to a dealer only to pay their puffed up prices, one thing I wanted to do was build up an inventory at home of BMW-common metric bolts so that I'll be less likely to be interrupted from lacking an odd-sized fillister head bolt, etc. ... and so I could stop paying $1.50 at dealerships for a $0.30 bolt.

Not sure if anyone has posted about them, but this site offers a good range of bolts in different hardnesses, with/without zing coating, etc.

The website is also simple but well designed, which is a welcome improvement over many online vendors for small parts orders. They also offer flat rate shipping via USPS, good prices, and no minimum order.

I just ordered a range of bolts with different heads and at various sizes along with washers, so I'll report back when they arrive on shipping time, order accuracy, and general quality (no, I will not be X-raying bolts to look for voids ).
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:33 AM   #2
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Also, post up the country of origin for the parts if possible.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:00 AM   #3
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I get most of my bolts from they are great too.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:15 PM   #4
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Just to get back on this, the bolts arrived promptly. Each type was in its own bag with printed label specific to my order, with no errors on quantity/type. There was no indication of source country on the order, but they are ISO9001 (2008) certified, and the bolts all appear to be very good quality ... No engineer am I, but feel like I've done enough building/assembly/maintenance/etc. in enough settings to at least know shit from shinola.

Really pleased with the overall experience, and already put a couple of them to good use.

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Old 06-28-2014, 05:02 PM   #5
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The only problem is that none of them will directly replace BMW fasteners which are almost entirely Torx type fasteners. Thanks for the link to the company, they do look like a good source for metric fasteners in general.
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