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So what kind of bolts do you use in aluminum?
Here's one google result:
Myths About Aluminum Body Tubs
1. There is one common myth about aluminum body tubs: Where aluminum and steel meet, electrolysis will occur and weaken the metals. It is scientifically true that electrolysis will occur between different metals, but it's only a significant factor in marine construction where the metals are immersed in water over a long period of time. These conditions simply don't occur on a vehicle. The fact is, it's not going to happen in a motor vehicle with an aluminum body. Think about the ways aluminum and steel have been successfully used together for many years. Most aircraft, for example, combine aluminum and steel. In automobiles, the legendary Shelby AC Cobra has an aluminum body and a steel chassis. Chevrolet's new Corvette, the new Audi A8 (see AutoWeek Sept. 2, 2002 issue), the new 2003 Jaguar XJ8 sports an all aluminum body (see AutoWeek Dec. 23, 2002 issue), and even the noble Bentleys and Rolls Royces of today, (see AutoWeek April 21, 2003 for the new Aluminum Rolls Royce Phantom), and yesteryear, have been crafted of aluminum and steel in happy combination. The Ferrari Modena 360, Acura NXS, and Aston Martin Vanquish all use aluminum to enhance vehicle performance. The auto industry is becoming "bullish" on aluminunm and it's use for body parts. In summary, don't worry about electrolysis. It occurs, but so slowly and minutely that it's almost like watching the wind erode the Great Pyramids.
Last edited by Hawkwind; 23rd August 2008 at 04:35 AM.
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