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This is a discussion on Broken wheel stud within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Well when i was taking my wheels off today one of the studs snapped off with the lug nut. Will ...

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    Broken wheel stud

    Well when i was taking my wheels off today one of the studs snapped off with the lug nut.

    Will it be ok to drive on 4 lugs until I have time to fix this?

    And does the rotor need to come off to get the broken lug out and the new one in?

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    I drove on 4 lugs for awhile no problem

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    Rotor and caliper needs to come off. Don't do any speeding and don't drive for too long would be my recommendation. Go with ARP studs and be done with them Becareful when you pull them out, hammering isn't good for the hub. Only way to really be 100% careful would be to pull the hub and have them pressed in.........but very few actually do that
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    Yes, I see people come it to work with a stud/lugnut missing all the time. But, get it fixed soon, our cars put more stress on these studs than the average POS. Just cool it with the driving until it's fixed.

    And blackSS01 is right.

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    Thanks guys. I was just making sure it would be safe for short distances. I have no time to fix it untill monday and i need the car to get to work and back. Thanks for all the help.

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    when i bought my car I didnt realize one of the posts was stripped and there was no lug nut, just a lug nut cover. I hit 131 mph and did many hard corners and turns, until I changed the wheels and fixed it. Never gave me even a little problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stew215 View Post
    Thanks guys. I was just making sure it would be safe for short distances. I have no time to fix it untill monday and i need the car to get to work and back. Thanks for all the help.
    Short distances and for a short amount of time as well. It does through yoir wheel alittle off balance and could wear it funny, but minimaly.

    I did the same thing when my craftsman torque wrench failed to stop at 100ftlbs.

    It wont take you long, 20-30min at most. After you remove the wheel, caliper and rotor, spray the bolt with PB blaster (or similiar product). Spin on of the lugs back on to the bolt and hit it square with a rubber mallet or deadblow. Try not to rag on it too hard, give the PB blaster some time to soak in if needs be. Otherwise resort to heat, but do not hit it hard no matter what.

    Push the bolt in, thread a lug back on and tighten it to draw the bolt flush with the backside of the wheel bearing. DO NOT hit it with a hammer back into place.

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