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Old 01-21-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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I recently went to sears in the Berkshire mall in Lanesboro Mass, to have my snows put on my stock wheels, and they stripped one of my driver side rear wheel studs, couple days later my buddy went there with his sti, same exact thing happened, somebody out to get us? or do they just suck? I know wheel studs are a bitch to get out on WRX's and STi's. Any advise? Has this happen to you?

Is it safe to run only 4 lugs instead of 5?
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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Sears sucks.

Wheel studs arent horrible to do. While it isnt the end of the world, I wouldnt run 4 lugs, either.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:33 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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I've stripped a wheel stud before.... it sucks.

But why can't they just fix it?
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:41 PM   #5
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Ummm. The wheel studs take about 10 minutes to get out.
1) Jack up car
2) Remove wheel
3)Remove brake caliper and rotor
4) Hammer out old stud from hub
5) Replace wheel stud
6) Use large deep socket and lug nut (maybe a couple of washers too) to pull stud into place in hub.
7) Replace rotor, caliper, then wheel

all done. You can buy studs at Autozone.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:56 PM   #6
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I've stripped a wheel stud before.... it sucks.

But why can't they just fix it?
They claimed it was my fault? like wtf it was fine before.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:58 PM   #7
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Ummm. The wheel studs take about 10 minutes to get out.
1) Jack up car
2) Remove wheel
3)Remove brake caliper and rotor
4) Hammer out old stud from hub
5) Replace wheel stud
6) Use large deep socket and lug nut (maybe a couple of washers too) to pull stud into place in hub.
7) Replace rotor, caliper, then wheel

all done. You can buy studs at Autozone.
After step three you have to remove a whole bunch of stuff to be able to push it out, i had it all apart today there was an aluminum plate in the way, abs plate
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:59 PM   #8
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there is not enough room to just punch out the stud on our cars, you have to remove the hub. And btw, when you remove the hub the bearing just falls aparts, so you need to change the bearing as well. have fun.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:02 PM   #9
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there is not enough room to just punch out the stud on our cars, you have to remove the hub. And btw, when you remove the hub the bearing just falls aparts, so you need to change the bearing as well. have fun.

no....no you dont have to remove the hub

you just have to know what the **** you are doing
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:03 PM   #10
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going to sears tomorrow to complain, cant wait
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:06 PM   #11
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wheel bearing doesn't just die when you remove the knuckle.
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They claimed it was my fault? like wtf it was fine before.
Just make a scene you'll get your way. It's ridiculous that they would blame that on you.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #13
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I don't want to do any of the work or pay to fix it because i did nothing to strip it. At the time i didn't think much of it, just replace it myself or something, i didn't know it would be as complicated as it turned out to be.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:04 PM   #14
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no....no you dont have to remove the hub

you just have to know what the **** you are doing
exactly.turn the rotor until theres room behind the stud,hit with BMF hammer,insert new stud.now for the love of god dont use your lugs to seat the stud.find fender washers and a nut to do this.if you have been seating it with your lug nuts it is your fault.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:06 PM   #15
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I don't want to do any of the work or pay to fix it because i did nothing to strip it. At the time i didn't think much of it, just replace it myself or something, i didn't know it would be as complicated as it turned out to be.
listen to your logic,you dont want to do it yourself yet you want the place tha Fkd it up to repair it.chances are if they couldnt swap a tire w/o messing up i wouldnt trust them to fix it.its 2-3$ for a new stud and shouldnt take you more than 10min to fix.
just man up and handle it and never go back to sears
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:10 PM   #16
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yes as many said. Wheel stud installation is easy. I have damaged studs and installed extend-o studs and it did not take long except for the rear. Those I had to remove the hub but only because they were ARP and are reallly long.

STI or WRX is the same story.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:04 PM   #17
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listen to your logic,you dont want to do it yourself yet you want the place tha Fkd it up to repair it.chances are if they couldnt swap a tire w/o messing up i wouldnt trust them to fix it.its 2-3$ for a new stud and shouldnt take you more than 10min to fix.
just man up and handle it and never go back to sears
..uhhh excuse me? man up? wow.. its not going to take 10 min to fix, its a huge cluster **** to get a rear wheel stud out, trust me if it took 10 min it would have been fixed by now. But thanks.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #18
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..uhhh excuse me? man up? wow.. its not going to take 10 min to fix, its a huge cluster **** to get a rear wheel stud out, trust me if it took 10 min it would have been fixed by now. But thanks.
yes,man up and no its not a cluster @*$# to take one out.at this point admit to a serious lack of car knowledge and find a good local shop.
fyi-replaced mine in a total of 30 minutes.that included running to kragen for the stud,jacking up the car,removing wheel,clocking hub,1 wack with the BMF and R&R stud,wheel back on and car on the ground.
stop listening to the assclowns at sears.they want your money.maybe you should go back with your mommy and have her yell at them to fix your car

or go to kragen)here you go- http://www.kragen.com/ProductDetail....pe=183&PTSet=A

i know the next part is a stretch but you can jack up your car and remove the wheel correct.
ok,so do that and spin the hub around until the bad stud is were the open area is.using manly arms hit it once(if you have girl arms you may need to hit it more than once)
wiggle it out of place and slide the new one in.using flat washers and a nut suck it down nice and tight so it seats correctly.tada,fixed.

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Sometimes the studs just wear to a point that allows a bad pattern to start and they crossthread, its not always from over torquing. I recently had to remove a broken stud that crossthreaded when a friend was taking the wheel off. I torqued the remaining four correctly when putting the wheel back on, and when I got the new stud to replace the broken one... another broke lol. Good thing I bought several. I tried removing the abs ring screws to allow the stud to clear and it would not work no matter which way I spun the ring or the hub. Since my car has no abs, I just cut the ring and pulled it out. My rear hubs are from an abs equipped impreza.
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sears is a joke.....i went there to get new tires and they put one tire on backwards!!!!!they suck!!!!
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yes,man up and no its not a cluster @*$# to take one out.at this point admit to a serious lack of car knowledge and find a good local shop.
fyi-replaced mine in a total of 30 minutes.that included running to kragen for the stud,jacking up the car,removing wheel,clocking hub,1 wack with the BMF and R&R stud,wheel back on and car on the ground.
stop listening to the assclowns at sears.they want your money.maybe you should go back with your mommy and have her yell at them to fix your car

or go to kragen)here you go- http://www.kragen.com/ProductDetail....pe=183&PTSet=A

i know the next part is a stretch but you can jack up your car and remove the wheel correct.
ok,so do that and spin the hub around until the bad stud is were the open area is.using manly arms hit it once(if you have girl arms you may need to hit it more than once)
wiggle it out of place and slide the new one in.using flat washers and a nut suck it down nice and tight so it seats correctly.tada,fixed.

Fronts are easy, rears are not nearly at simple.
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:25 PM   #23
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Fronts are easy, rears are not nearly at simple.
im picking up a stud to make a video of how easy it is today.
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honestly....its not that hard....we literally took off the wheel....caliper...and wheel studs (3 to be exact) on MY04 WRX in about 30min (to get everything off) ....all you need is the studs....a deadblow hammer...and the proper wrenches to get the wheels and calipers off of the car...do the reverse...and shazaaam back in driving condition...although i do understand on STIs its all lil more tedious considering you have to deal with ABS sensors
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Cant wait to see the video! I ended up with this problem today too the tire shop broke the rear stud :/ Im running 4 for now until Wednesday (2 days from now)
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