Locking tabs are not the most efficient way of securing studs/bolts/nuts etc. The locking tab is too soft and can allow the studs/bolts/nuts to chatter and slacken.
Much better to have a specific torque or stretch requirement.
The manufacturer of the studs should also state if the studs/bolts/nuts are to be lubricated or assembled dry as lubricant has a considerable effect on the tightening forces.
When I repaired my Suzuki engine I had to use a degree gauge and tighten the studs/bolts/nuts by a specific amount of degrees. The degrees had to be done in 3 stages, a certain amount of degrees each time until the right amount of stretch is achieved. The studs/bolts/nuts were single use items and were not cheap.
Loctite on the threads is a very good addition to the securing process. Quite a few bolts these days especially those holding brake and suspension components are already smeared with locking compound and ready for assembly..
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