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4 out 5 wheel studs broken in one go ,wheel flew off ...why? 

 

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 Post subject: 4 out 5 wheel studs broken in one go ,wheel flew off ...why?
Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:51 pm 
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Guys I lost my tyre today in the m5 tunnel as 4 of my 5 wheel studs broke clean off!! What is the cause of this? The wheels were tightly on and the nuts were also checked 1 hour before it happened. Luckily my traction bars kept the car off the ground and allowed it to slide to safe stop.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:55 pm 
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May have been over tightened a few times and weakened the studs.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:03 pm 
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Do the wheels have EXACTLY the same size hole in the middle as the size of the wheel hub?
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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:06 pm 
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are you running spacers????
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Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:07 pm 
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I'm with FordFairmont - are the wheels the correct offset for the hub?
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