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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:37 pm 
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Today I went and checked the tension on my wheel nuts on my newly acquired wheels. I was checking 1 nut when it felt suprisingly loose and would not tighten up, so I pulled the socket out to find a stud and nut in my socket. This happened on 3 studs on 3 seperate wheels !!!
All nuts were done to a recommended 80ft/lb.

I believe I was doing the right thing in the setting up of these adaptors, so is It most likely to be cheap chinese s**t or am I in the wrong?

Even if I am in the wrong, I am not going to take the chance of risking my life by putting them on again in a different manner

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 Post subject: Re: DO NOT USE HUB ADAPTORS-PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:18 pm 
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did these spacers have a stud thread size of 12x1.5mm instead of the factory 1/2 inch?
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Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:48 pm 
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lol yea the nuts have 1.5mm thread pitch they ARE NOT FACTORY SIZE STUDS :lol: :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: DO NOT USE HUB ADAPTORS-PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:07 pm 
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yea I knew about this, but I did not use the original wheel nuts on the adaptors so none of the threads were stripped

 

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 Post subject: Re: DO NOT USE HUB ADAPTORS-PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:40 pm 
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Doesnt matter about the threads, if he put the 1/2" nuts on it would have stripped the thread, not broken the stud. Those studs are very weak.

At least you can still go to Ford and buy new factory 1/2" studs and get them pressed in. Most of the value of an adaptor is in the machining.

 

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 Post subject: Re: DO NOT USE HUB ADAPTORS-PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:37 pm 
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did you shave your inner studs for rim clearance ?
ive never had a drama with mine over 80,000km now. heavy towing ,sliding round ect
they also have survived a 140km into trip into sand and on seperate occassions two cracked rims.
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 Post subject: Re: DO NOT USE HUB ADAPTORS-PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:31 pm 
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yea man sure did ey.

what torque setting did you use for your wheel nuts? rattle gun? lol

where did you get your adaptors from?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:12 am 
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Is it just me or don't the pics work?

Did your adapters have the center locating ring? If not there's your answer right there

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:49 am 
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pics dont work, and here i was hoping for proof.
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Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: DO NOT USE HUB ADAPTORS-PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF
Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:55 pm 
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yep working! hmm, thats the first time ive seen that happen to a set of spacers!
look even without spacers the dangers of snapping studs is still there, it happened to a friend of mine just yesterday with no spacers on his car and studs that had just been replaced by a motorsports shop (not mentioning who.)
in any case, those broken studs may have just been caused by overtightening, who knows.
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Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:07 pm 
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Where did you buy them? Maybe they are cheap versions that dont have high tensile studs?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:59 pm 
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one possibility could be the centres of the studs and the centres of the lip may be slightly offset,, causing excessive sheer stress on one particular stud
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Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:10 pm 
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Geez thats bloody scary man, imagine what could of happened if they let loose while driving aye, that has put me off getting any non pre-au offset rims and running adaptors, even if they are high quality :lol:

There was a guy on here, or maybe AFF, who had one of his front adaptors s**t themselves while driving round a corner and basically had the drivers side front sitting on the brake rotor lol, ill see if can get pics of it..

EDIT: haha found it, it was Tocchi's good ol' XR

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 Post subject: Re: DO NOT USE HUB ADAPTORS-PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF
Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:25 pm 
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XR-Lane - bought em from Tempe Tyres, and wouldnt suprise me if they are cheap chinese s**t

eboost - the wheel PCD was 114.3 so they should be right shouldnt they?

KWIKXR - yeah I've seen that before lol, but he used the wrong nuts and stripped the threads, plus he used a rattle gun, where as I used a torque wrench on all the nuts.

 

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