I plan to change suspensions of my 2006 Sentra. I already have Read-to-mount suspensions, but they did not come with the nuts and bolts for the strut base i.e. near where it binds to the wheel.
I am not too sure of the quality of nuts and bolts of already installed suspensions. Neither do I know if I should be reusing them. Hence started looking at the dealerships for the replacements. Most of the dealerships in my neighborhood do not have it in stock and they need to be ordered. Not everyone assured me that they can get them. Those who can get them, the cost is around $60, which sounds extremely unreasonable to me.
I wonder if I have any alternative to these nuts and bolts, like grade 8 nuts and bolts from The Home Depot or something like it. I am just trying to save some green bills but I do not want to compromise with safety.
Can anyone give me some sage advice in this regard?
Thanks in advance.
(P.S. - I have not yet thought it through to get it done from the mechanic. I am pretty sure, I can do the front ones without much hassle. The rear ones are what I am worried about, which I discussed in another thread.)