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Any bolt shop should have what you are after. Personally I try not to buy bolts at Bunnings or masters. Usually significantly more expensive
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Just having a go at putting mine on and basically due to the ARB hawse fairlead adaptor, 2 of the 4 supplied M10 8.8 bolts used to attach the winch to the bar aren't long enough. I have 2 slightly longer M10 bolts that came with the bull bar, but they have a "B" stamped on top, not 8.8.

Can anyone tell me if these will be a decent substitute or do I really need to use 8.8 grade bolts?

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Do you have Coventry Fasteners or The Bolt Bloke over your way? Hardware shops are not the place to go for engineering supplies. Never go down on bolt grade, so 8.8 is the minimum to use.
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If your in Perth go to somewhere like Rudds in Kewdale Rd. If that's not convenient, there are heaps of other industrial fastener outlets around. Use proper certified quality bolts. And yes, 8.8 is close to gr5. Just imperial and metric classifications.
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Cheers all, I'll get some 8.8 bolts.

I'm Perth SoR, so Kewdale is easy.
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Why are you needing to add the spacer for the fairlead?
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Same issue as Jimmy, the ARB bars are designed for roller fairleads, which are held in place by 4 bolts that go straight through the bar to the holes that hold the winch to the bar. The hawse fairleads have 2 bolts that sit in the middle that would hit the winch if you drilled new holes in the bar.

The alternative would be to fab up a bracket as Jimmy did, which IMO looks much cleaner.
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Or offset fairlead?
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Grade 5 is for SAE and 8.8 is for metric. Same thing. Grade 5 bolts are fine. No need to spend money unnecessarily.
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