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Old 12-08-2005, 10:43 PM
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Is this true? I was always thought that the main reason for people switching from lug bolts to wheels studs and lug nuts was because it was stronger and also because it is eaisier to change wheels? I got my tires at Americas Tire Co. and when they mounted my tires they said that they would not switch my lug bolts because of liability, which I can understand, but he was trying to tell me that since it would be a two peice system it would be a lot weeker that the soild lug bolt. I ended up changing them myself at home but now I'm starting to wonder if it was a good idea. As long as I check every once in a while to see if they are still tight I should be fine, right?
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:56 PM
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I don't know about stronger, but it definitely makes it easier to change wheels. Did you use Loctite when you put those studs in?
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:06 PM
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No, I didn't use loctite. I don't really know what it is. Isn't it like some kind of glue-like stuff you put in the rotor to keep the studs form moving?

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Old 12-08-2005, 11:22 PM
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Oh yeah, I should probally tell you that I haven't changed all the lug bolts. On each wheel there is still 3 lug bolts and only 1 lug nut and wheel stud(the locking one so no one can jack my bling fool ). Is there anything wrong with this set up?
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:32 PM
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No, I didn't use loctite. I don't really know what it is. Isn't it like some kind of glue-like stuff you put in the rotor to keep the studs form moving?
Here's Loctite's website:

http://www.loctite.com/int_henkel/lo...d=114&layout=3

Loctite is a resin that you apply to bolts to keep them from backing themselves out due to vibration, temperature changes, etc. Basically, you apply a stripe of it along the length of the bolt or stud, and install it as you normally would. Loctite comes in three strengths. Blue, or Removable Strength, allows the bolt to be removed with your regular tools. Red, or Permanent Strength, requires that heat be applied to the part to weaken the Loctite's bond. Green is the strongest strength available, so you can call it "I don't ever want to remove this bolt again" strength. I've never actually seen the stuff, just heard about it.

For your studs, I would suggest using either Blue or Red. Red would really be best, but if you ever plan on removing them, make sure you have a torch handy.
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Oh yeah, I should probally tell you that I haven't changed all the lug bolts. On each wheel there is still 3 lug bolts and only 1 lug nut and wheel stud(the locking one so no one can jack my bling fool ). Is there anything wrong with this set up?
WTF! Get a locking lugnut!
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WTF! Get a locking lugnut!
Just move out of cali... hehe
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Old 12-09-2005, 12:27 AM
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w00t!
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:20 AM
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WTF! Get a locking lugnut!

What do you mean? I have a locking lugnuts.........one per wheel.
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:29 AM
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I have the studs on my car and its seen no less than 4 track days with them and no problems at all. And its easy and quick to rotate tires or swap wheels from street to track setup. I didnt locktite mine but I should go back and put some blue on them.

Big Jimmy: Move out of Ca and into some cold snowy region of the country? Then how could he wear shorts 365, and have many many of the 365 be a beautiful day for a fun drive? Cant beat reasonable weather year round
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:21 AM
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Thanks Detlman, that makes me feel better. I just wanted to make sure that my wheels weren't going to fly off on the freeway or something like that. Yeah, when I put in the rest of them I'll locktite(probally red) them too. Thanks guys.
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No prob, piece of mind is a good thing !
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What do you mean? I have a locking lugnuts.........one per wheel.
Er, I thought you said one locking lug bolt per wheel.
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We ALWAYS use red loctite,for wheel stud applications!
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Old 12-09-2005, 05:12 PM
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Er, I thought you said one locking lug bolt per wheel.

OH shit....did I? Sorry, I meant one locking lug NUT.
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