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Stage 8 turbo locking fastener kits continue to perform, even in harshest conditions San Rafael, CA:  It’s been a few years since Stage 8 introduced locking fastener kits for turbos, but the zero-failure technology behind the kits has proven to be paramount in preventing possible horsepower loss or gasket failure created by loose nuts or bolts in turbocharged applications. Just ask Keith Tanner of Colorado’s Flyin’ Miata speed shop. “We use Stage 8Locking Fasteners to make sure there’s absolutely no chance of a turbo stud getting loose under hard use,” Tanner said. “You can’t afford failures on track, and Stage 8 is cheap insurance.” High heat and heavy vibration make turbos specifically susceptible to bolt loosening. Stage 8 Locking Fasteners’ turbo kits prevent turbocharger fasteners problems from occurring in the first place. “We use Stage 8 Locking Fasteners because they’re the best option we’ve found for our customers in the last 20 years we’ve been building projects, and it’s a lot easier to use than safety wire,” Tanner said. Stage 8’s unique, patented and trademarked Turbo Charger 3-piece locking fastener assemblies are application specific for either 6 point hex head bolts or nuts in both metric and imperial sizes. Depending on the application, a 4140 alloy steel bolt or nut, Stainless Steel locking retainer and spring clip are included. Stage 8 Locking Turbo Kits are sold with all of the necessary hardware for specific application. Turbo applications can be found at http://stage8.com/importsturbo.html 2015 marks Stage 8 Locking Fastener’s 30th anniversary of building the world’s best locking fasteners for a myriad of industries including automotive, industrial, railroad and military. Since 1985, Stage 8 has consistently delivered measurable increases in equipment reliability and safety as well as dramatic reductions in maintenance costs and equipment failures, especially header, exhaust and turbo applications.