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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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so lately i have been breaking wheel studs alot. my car came with steel wheels and i do now have alloy wheels so that must be the problem. i was thinking of getting these Blackworks Racing Wheel Studs - 12 x 1.5, 16 PC Set for 05-up Chevrolet Cobalt at Andy's Auto Sport
has anyone had any expierience or think these are worth it

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Do you still have the retainer clips that are on the wheel studs? You need to remove them. I don't understand why so many people have problems with wheel studs breaking. My car came with steelies and I also have 18 inch rims and have zero problems with wheel studs breaking.
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Had almost half of mine break, it was a bad design or manufacturing flaw. THe first ones the broke on mine at the 6000 mile rotation had cracks in them.



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Do you use a manual wrench to do all the removal/tightening, or do you use an impact wrench, then do the final torque with a regular torque wrench/torque stick?

I noticed that lateral force from a regular wrench has a nasty habit of snapping the studs while I don't usually break them when undoing them with an impact.


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I use impact and finish with a torque bar. And this just started happening when I hit the 19000 mile mark

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you could also get longer studs and do small spacers. the stock studs from a corvette (1990-2000) fit and give an extra 1/4 - 1/2 inch i think!


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