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Old 11-13-2011, 03:09 PM
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HELP!! wheel studs keep breaking

Like the title says wheel studs keep breaking.. This all started after i lifted my truck. I figured the first time it happened was bc the lug nuts i was sold didnt tighten down all the way bc they were closed end and the stud bottomed out. my hub also went out right before this and i kept driving it for a little bit.. could that have also caused it? Now i replaced the hub with a used one from a junk yard and put on 2in wheel spacers on all 4 tires and everything has been fine for about 3-4 months... then friday night i was driving home and broke 7 wheel studs on the same side as before.. passenger side front. but this time it was the wheel spacer studs.. i think the lug nuts came loose, but im not sure..

So i need help?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

-brad
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:12 PM
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The spacers are your problem. Are you torquing them correctly when you install them? Even if torqued properly I'm not a big fan of them. They are the weak link causing you to break studs.
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Are you running hub centric wheels and spacers?

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Well the first time it was the factory studs broke. So I replaced the hub and bought wheel spacers. Then the wheel studs on the spacer broke. Both times was the same wheel. I know the spacers aren't that strong but I don't off road or town anything. There has to be an under laying issue
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:18 PM
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To be honest idk if they are hub centric or lug centric
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That's where id start, hubcentric or bust on a rig this heavy.

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Old 11-13-2011, 04:33 PM
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how do i figure out if they are hub centric or lug centric?
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2 INCH WHEEL SPACERS! HOLY SHEET BATMAN! The wheel hub is a tight fit on the hub of the truck and sets it in place and gets mounted. You add 2'' of aluminum hanging off all your studs are taking the abuse.
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ok well my wheels are hub centric...so are the spacers.. my buddy has 2in spacers on his f250 that he towns 10,000 + lbs daily with out a problem and another one of my buddies had an f250 with spacers and never had a problem.. it just seems like ive had nothing but problems with my passenger side front end since i lifted it.. before i had spacers i had the same problem... possibly something wrong with my front end???
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What are you torqueing them to? I would say you either over torqued and yeilded the studs or under torqued and they loosened and broke them. All the studs I have seen fail generally came down to an issue with how they were tightened.

Dik
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