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Suspension Bolts / nuts - Did I get ripped off?

I just purchased new suspension bolts and nuts after finding out that they are one time use Torque to yield parts. I bought the strut to Spindle Bolts and Nuts and the Lower Control Arm nuts and bolts

For 8 bolts and nuts, the dealership charged me ~$120.

Here is the breakdown
Strut To spindle bolts $4.22 each x4
Strut to Spindle Nuts $9.59 each x4
Rear lower control Arm bolts 6.52 x2
Rear LCA nuts $9.14 x 2
Front LCA bolts $6.52 x2
front LCA bolts $4.57 x2

Did I get ripped off? If so, I am returning them in the morning.

Thanks for the help in advance.

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WOW...I have never heard that. Now, I grant, I did not install my lowering kit or the suspension, and maybe my shop needed the new bolts, but I did get charged for that. I remember being chareged $32 for camber adjustment bolts, but that is it.

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I paid $20 for 4 front swaybar nuts. You're not imagining things. Even the parts guy was stunned.

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You know, I wonder if shops are not replacing bolts like they should. That certaily concerns me as the fasteners Ford uses are Torque to Yield. Upon further reseach, i found that these types of bolts are designed to stretch at their 100% fatigue limit, equal to the torque spec identified in the work instructions. Therefore, when you try to use them again, their clamping load is diminished. Since they were originally torqued to their limit, they are now prone to failure.

I am pretty sure I got ripped off, I priced all the bolts online for $69, ~$60 less than I paid.
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You know, I wonder if shops are not replacing bolts like they should. That certaily concerns me as the fasteners Ford uses are Torque to Yield. Upon further reseach, i found that these types of bolts are designed to stretch at their 100% fatigue limit, equal to the torque spec identified in the work instructions. Therefore, when you try to use them again, their clamping load is diminished. Since they were originally torqued to their limit, they are now prone to failure.

I am pretty sure I got ripped off, I priced all the bolts online for $69, ~$60 less than I paid.
Coming from a machinery background I can tell you that these fasteners are very specialized. And a savings of $60 online vs. the parts counter, is consistent with almost anything you buy online. I think it's funny that people will re-use nylon locknuts over and over. They're only good for one time use for the same reason. Once the nylon is deformed, its locking power is diminished.

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