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Old 12-17-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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Hay everyone, I was wondering why I keep breaking my wheel studs on my front right side. Tire size 255 35 18 on Nitto Invo's Ive changed all the studs and lug nuts. Any help would be great. Thanks
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:46 AM   #2
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Are you still using the factory lugnuts?

How hard are you torquing them down?
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:22 AM   #3
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Yes,
I am using stock lug nuts.
Tork is 80 pounds.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:12 PM   #4
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i had a similar problem on my old accord.... the front right brakes were dragging causing heat buildup. the studs would break when i undid the the lug nuts.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:19 PM   #5
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Tork is 80 pounds.
Part of your problem is right there. Spec is 72.

Also don't torque when hot...only when they are cool.
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Yes,
I am using stock lug nuts.
Tork is 80 pounds.


i do 65lbs on my sti
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:23 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info guys I will try to re torque at 72 pounds. I did replace rotors and pads. I don't feel any dragging on the breaks. Any other info?
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change the lugnuts....some of us who change wheels a lot notice that the stockers can gall up and bind to the studs causing breakage.

This and over torquing (or when hot) are the most common causes.
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change the lugnuts....some of us who change wheels a lot notice that the stockers can gall up and bind to the studs causing breakage.

This and over torquing (or when hot) are the most common causes.
Do you thread by hand? I never use pneumatic anything on my wheels. On/off by hand, torqued by hand, but esp. threading back on by hand. Also, for some applications as noted the OEM lugs will bind due to how they sit on the wheel.
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stock rims?
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Be careful. What ever you do, make sure you solve the lug breaking problem. Hyphymoment had his lugs snap off when driving on the freeway. (not a nice situation) Are you by any chance running wheel spacer?
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My rims are gram light. I use torque wrench to. I will order new lugs any suggestions on what kind of lugs to order,and I picked up studs from Napa.Is there after market studs that are better quality? Thanks for the info on tighting when hot,cause I have tighted at autocross when hot.I will be sure not to do that any more.So you guys don't think it's wheel bearings.How do you check wheel bearings?Does the tire have to be on to check for play?No wheel spacers are being used.
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:27 PM   #13
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I did notice when I put Whiteline 27-29 front sway it started breaking.But my friends run the same setup with no issues.Could that be why?I don't think so but I figured I throw that out and see what you guys think. Thanks
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