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Broke my Spidertrax Wheel Spacers!!!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Jedidiah, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:18 AM
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    Jedidiah

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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    Has this happened to anyone with these wheel spacers.
    I was tightening one of the lugnuts to the stud that is preinstalled on the wheel spacer and it wasnt really getting tight so i kept tightening it and the stud actually broke and is now stuck in my factory lugnut!!!
    Take a look at it!
    I tried to call spidertrax but they were already closed.
    I called the shop that i bought it from and they told me it was unlikely that spidertrax would send me a new one...

    He has never heard of anyone breaking it like that....

    What do you guys think?

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  2. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:27 AM
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    GEARAHOLIC

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    I think you need to use a torque wrench next time and not go by feel...
     
  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:30 AM
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    Jedidiah

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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    I know...but the thing is it really didnt feel like it was getting any tighter!

    cause i actually put the rears on with no problems and once i got to the front this happened!
    :eek:


     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:36 AM
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    heylookatthatblackXRunner

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    You must have ate some spinach on that one stud lol!!!

    All jokes aside, I'm sure you could get a replacement stud from the company, yes?

    Then use a screw extractor for the stud stuck in your lug nut :thumbsup:

    Good luck!
     
  5. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:40 AM
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    fghtngsquirrel

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    :eek: Goodness dude... I hope Spidertrax works with you, but you might want to use a torque wrench next time.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:44 AM
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    derekabraham

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    I hope they help you out.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2009 at 12:45 AM
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    Dude, that sucks to hear. Especially since i bought my spidertrax also, but haven't put em on yet cuz i dont have my camburg spindles. But that scares me. Are you sure you didn't misthread?

    And i agree with everyone else about torque wrenches.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    Yeah i didnt misthread.
    Next time i'll be using a torque wrench!

     
  9. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    I have them and used a torque wrench 70-80ft lbs spec. No issues
     
  10. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    Wow, that sucks man! :eek:

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but when you use a torque wrench, it should be 85 ft lbs.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats what I was told.
     
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    I agree with the masses, torque wrenches are designed for a reason, and you have to follow specs. Most part failures are due to not following specs and measurements and then...snap, something breaks, bends, or pops. I think spidertrax will help you out but invest in a torque wrench to prevent this from happening again with a more expensive part!
     
  13. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    I have no idea...never really used a torque wrench when i worked on my car/trucks.

    always just went by feel...
    I was confused because i installed the rear spacers ok!
    the front just didnt feel like it was getting any tighter for some reason:eek:

    I've always used the 4 way lug nut wrench!


     
  14. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    That's what you told me. :eek:
     
  15. Aug 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    :)
     
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  17. Aug 22, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    FWIW, You should be able to bress out the broken stud, and get a replacement at a NAPA, or other auto part store nearby. Replacement lugs should be easy to find as well.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    BHLM Bilstein 5100's BFG AT 285's HID (6000K) Maglite Grillcraft Grill debadged
    Thanks for the info...i'll go see if they have something that'll fit

    thanks again!


     
  19. Aug 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    i torqued mine to 75. the instructions said 70-80
     
  20. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    Don't waste your time or money messing around with spidertrax. First, press out the old stud (you might possibly need a small press, but a vise would most likely suffice if used properly) and then get a replacement at your local auto parts store. If you cant get the particular stud at your local parts store, order one.
     
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