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Sheared off lug studs?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fireturk41, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    fireturk41

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    yesterday on my way to school my truck somehow sheared of 4 of the six lug studs on the passanger side on the same side of the tire, they were almost new studs torqued properly, i didnt hit a pothole or anything and was wondering how they possible sheared off
     
  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    What kind of lug nuts? Steel or alloy wheels? Who torqued them?
     
  3. Jan 11, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    steel nuts, steel wheels, I torqued them to 100 ftlb the studs sheared off completely
     
  4. Jan 11, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    Isn't stock spec 85lbs?
     
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    Is your tourqe wrench calibrated correctly? Even 15 lbs over they shouldn't shear off like that.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    i don't know i used the schools wrench, but its been 650 miles since ive taken the wheel off last
     
  7. Jan 11, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    maybe they were just slightly loose and wobbled and just snapped them off. just stick new ones in there and keep an eye on it.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    x2, I would guess they were loose. If they were new rims, they're supposed to be torqued when they're put on, driven a few miles then re-torqued. Not sure how you managed to shear 4 of them off, but something wasn't right, either you hit something hard when off-roading or rock crawling (which you'd probably remember doing) or your torque wasn't correct on those lugs.
     
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