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Wheel Problem

younglion

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i was getting a rim swapped over last night and one of the nuts was cross threaded and ended upi snapping off si im left with only 4 nuts holding the wheel on. how big a problem is ithis i know the cops will sticker me if they see it. my question is this how easy is it to put another one on or is it best left to a professional? any help would be great
 

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well i would see it as a problem.. but seein as u still have 4 not life threating and cops would sticker ya 4 a dirty ashtray if they dont like u.. so yeah... 1 way 2 fix is a new hub.. pros can punch the broken stud out and replace it. there might b away 4 u 2 do it..
 

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i dunno on a vt but ive done it a few times on other cars and its pretty easy, (the wheel studs are just like a special bolt) buy a new one of same size and thread, bash the old one out, use a punch if necesary put the other one in from the back and use a wheelnut to tighten without a wheel on, use washers if needed make sure its in all the way then undo the nut and put your wheel back on... done! :thumbsup: P.S dont use an ordany bolt
 

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hey but you would have irs... maybe bashing it out might damage something i dont see how but i only have live axel, maybe someone might know if its different for irs
 

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nah u wont damage anything, theres no difference in removing the studs from IRS to live axle.. just as u meantion walesy_5.0 in post #3 :thumbsup:
 

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hey guys its my vr not my vt cheers for the responses
 
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