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Old 01-07-2019, 06:32 PM
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Stiffening or skid plate are slang descriptive names we use but reinforcement plate is the accurate name.

There is no torque modification that will result in meeting proper torque specs.

The counter is always everybody does it. There is never an "expert" that quantifies the risk or lack of. True believer is used as a 'slam' of sorts, that one does whatever BMW states. The alternative is just because a lot of people reuse them it doesn't mean that is the correct decision. It seems means it is a guess that all BMW dealers reuse the bolts.

If the bolts cost $.50 each there would be no logic in reusing them again. It's all about the price that results in a rationalized decision.

As a potential safety issue I think it important to consider both sides and make an informed decision, that's the reason I post the other point of view each time this comes up.
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