This is the latest in a series of new and featured products that caught our eye at the 2022 SEMA Show. Click here to see all of our 2022 SEMA Show coverage.


Many gearheads are familiar with Stage 8, specifically its ingenious locking header bolts that ensure your header flange stays nice and snug against the engine—even under intense vibration and countless heat cycles.

And now, Stage 8 is taking its foolproof locking fastener tech and applying it in more places around your vehicle.

For starters, the company already has a robust line of locking turbocharger and header collector bolts, all designed to stay put in the most extreme conditions.

Next, and this’ll be of particular interest to the racing and off-road crowd, Stage 8 is introducing locking fasteners for popular axles and spindles—including the Dana 60 and GM “Corporate” 14. These fasteners feature all the advantages of a safety-wired bolt, without any of the installation hassle (or concern about doing it backwards).

The gang at Summit Racing caught up with the Stage 8 folks during the 2022 SEMA show to get the inside scoop on this new locking hardware; see what was revealed in the video below: