Good response from the RAM stud manufacturers.
They will produce suitable studs in the correct lengths to the same spec material as APE with suitable flanged nuts [ NOT domed ].
Initial discussion is good and the cost is likely to be almost 40% cheaper than the cost of importing the APE product [ $138 + shipping, duty and VAT.].
Of course we then have NO shipping and duty to pay – only VAT.
The only bad [ ? ] news is that I must order 20 sets.However when I see the bad condition of the standard OEM studs [ corrosion + stretching ] these would be an almost essential part of even a stock rebuild.
Final prices when I return in 2 weeks from a chill trip to Alsace.!! 😉