When it comes right down to it, there are a few things you can spend more money on and KNOW you are getting a better product. ARP Fasteners are on that short list. The company has blazed trails in high performance fasteners to places others have not even dared to dream about yet and they continue to do it week after week, year after year. This comparison between ARP stainless steel bolts and typical A2 stainless steel bolts is pretty fascinating. Not because of graphics, fancy camera work or anything else, but because of the superiority of ARP fasteners over the A2 stuff that people buy because it is cheap.
When it comes right down to it, with ARP you know where it is coming from (the USA), you know what it is made of (the best materials), you know the production process is top shelf (all done in house with QC checks, monitoring, and patented manufacturing procedures), and you know the results you’ll get when using their product right (no failures).
That just begs the question. Why would you buy the other no-name, who knows from where, made from who knows what, junk?