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broke a wheel stud

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by l_toknee_l, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. l_toknee_l

    l_toknee_l Junior Member

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    i just broke off two of my wheel studs because of some alignment place i went to crossthreaded my lugs . mann . i just wanted to know if i could drive it to a shop 15 mins away to replace my wheel studs since i only have two left now on the right front of a 94 accord lx . or is it too dangerous ? please help . thanks .
     
  2. 90 accord

    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    make sure the last 2 are on really tight, and drive slow. don't gas it AT ALL
     
  3. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    HOLY SHIT !!!

    the same thing happened to me today...

    but i was the one who fucked it up.

    i overtorqued one lugnut on the front right wheel, and it snapped it off....

    its ok to drive for a few days with only 3? on the freeway?

    how hard is it to replace it myself?
     
  4. 90 accord

    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    when it happened to me, the guy replaced 2 of the studs in about 45 minutes. i didnt see the preliminary steps, but it didn't seem to hard at all.

    i drove 10 miles or so with 2 front left lug studs snapped. i maxed out at 45 mph though. i made it safe and sound, but make sure you really tighten those fuckers up if your gunna drive.
     
  5. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i drove on 3 for 7 months. lol
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i drove 2k miles on 3 lugs, just cause i was too lazy to pop the new one on the rage. its easy as pie...
     
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    I drove for 6-7 mos w/ 3 on the left rear. Replaced it 'cause 3 wouldn't pass tech. Wouldn't recommend it though
     
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    so you mean they can just break off if you tighten them too much?
     
  9. ahedau

    ahedau Senior Member

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    Yeah. If you use a "breaker bar" (18" or bigger extension) its easy. I broke mine trying to get it off cause the loser at Wal-mart tire that balanced it crossed threaded the S.O.B. NEVER USE AN AIR GUN TO START LUG NUTS!!

    I asked the manager which NASCAR team the fool thought was working on. This is the second lug & stud they've had to buy me. I made the pay me labor this time. Oh yeah, don't go to the Wal-Mart tire in Perry, Ga! I won't ever again!!!
     
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    To replace them, its easy. I have never done it on a honda but I did one in auto class on an escort. If there is a spot weld on it, use a chizel to knock it out. Next, hammer it out. To replace, stick in, put a few washers over it on the front side, put the lug nut on, then tighten till you pull it all the way through. If there was a spot weld there, put a new spot weld in, or, some JBweld. Now your done.
     
  11. civicious

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    i've got curcuit 8's, and for some reason, you have to tighten down the nuts like once every 2 weeks or so, else they'll loosen themselves...i dont know how... i drove 2 hours to dallas, and i couldn't figure out what the hell was rattling so bad. when i got to dallas, i looked over my entire front passenger side (where the rattling was coming from) and i only had 2 lug nuts on, and one of them i could loosen with my finger.


    dont know what the point of that was....
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    were you using stock lugs? stock lugs are the wrong shape to use with after market wheels, you really need some aftermarket lugs. i have rota circuit 8's with kyokugen lugs and i drive 4 hours home from school and 4 hrs back every weekend and ive never had trouble.
     
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    wth... put some lock tight on that shit. also why did you go to wal mart again after the first time???

    i have stock lugs on my slipstreams and they work just fine i dont know how tight i tighten them tho. i use a gun but i dont have the 80pound torque bar.
     
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    i've got those discount tire lug nuts...not the ones where you gotta have the hex key that always gets stripped out...i dont konw what theyre called.
     
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    I took the 3rd gen Civic to a Walmart once for tires and actually got some decent service. The guy was into older Hondas though, so I was lucky. :) He really took his time.
     
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    were can I get the studs for cheap?
     
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    boostedf22 dis is why im not

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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you brought back a 4 year old post for that???

    start a new thread next time n00b
     
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    They're pretty expensive, mostly because there's only one place in the universe that you can get them...





    ...your mom's crotch.
     
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    I got some from autozone for a few bucks a piece
     
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