Originally Posted by C@T
Using stainless steel screws does´nt make any sense at all. Same weight and weaker. So what is the benefit of exchanging ?
The even bigger problem is that the material is soft. So very easy to ruin the head, with all the trubble to drill them out afterwards.
No BS.... I will agree that aluminum does offer a better "strength to weight" ratio, however is not stronger than aluminum! Aluminum is a weaker, softer, easier to cut, saw, carve and is a lighter product. Aluminum has been proven and is subjected to fatigue failure opposed to stainless!
Stainless steel is heavier/much denser than aluminum. Stainless is typically 2 times denser than aluminum which makes it stronger than aluminum.
With this being said. That is why I only use the stainless on high stress areas and besides, most of your touring cars are typically underweight. I'm not arguing but simply stating the facts "Aluminum vs. Stainless"