Well for the first time on EpicSki, I can honestly say I got no help what so ever. Beta alludes to knowing how to mount them but won't say cause he is afraid someone might sue him. Not bloody likely from Wyoming to BC. WTFH used to work in a shop but he won't say. etc,etc,etc,.
All this (and I haven't helped either) and the real simple question was is the screw a self taping screw or not.
I guess we all should know, but we are not quite sure, and don't feel like screwing up a screw hole just to find out. I would ask a ski shop, as I have no problems admitting some ignorance, but the nearest is 150 miles away and I'd rather not call.
Anyhow thanks to all for the entertainment, and thanks to no one for any true help.
Guess I expected more from my past experiences.
Someone out there knows the answer or where to find it on the net. Wish they would let us poor ignorant folk know the answer.
Maybe when we are closer to ski season someone will pipe up with the answer.
I'm done with this topic.