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Snapped Strut Stud!!! HELP!!!

S2_VR_

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hi guy's i overtightened one and it snapped, is 5 tight ones ok???

or should i replace it before i drive again??????

thanks guys
 

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Uh if it was me, Id be replacing it before I drove anywhere.
Also replacing all of them, and torqueing them correctly.
 

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i did a google and found that guys with subaru's have done it and driven on 2 b4, has anyone had this happen too them?....
 

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Just knock the old one out of the strut in the car with a hammer and pin punch,tap one carefully out of your spare bearing top and fit it in from underneath...if you cant get at it to tap it in from underneath,CAREFULLY pull it through with the nut and some washers...
Sounds hard.is pretty easy and quick...
Id drive on it if I needed,but get it fixed ASAP
 

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My personal opinion is that I wouldn't worry about it. 5 out of 6 is pretty good plus they really only locate the strut and stop it pulling out. The next model (VS) only used 3 studs of similar dimensions so the VR was over- engineered.
Glue the broken stud over where it broke so it looks OK (I didn't say that)
The only way to replace the stud is a new strut and all the hassles involved.
 

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ok those two post's contradicte eachother.......??...so can i do this or do i need a whole new strut??
 

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they are pedders lowered strut's and i cant fork out another 150 for another strut.....can the bearing plate be changed???
 

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So youre talking about the bolts that hold that plate to the strut tower right?? (The ones that secure that strut brace)They have NOTHING to do with the actual strut itself...as it pushes through that plate and the round washer and a nut secures it...

Apologies about the pic,I stole it from another thread on here...
 
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