[s-cars] RETorquing wheels

Theodore Chen tedebearp at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 15 00:33:42 EDT 2002

--- Christopher Leal <cleal at internap.com> wrote:
> Had a similar experience at Laguna. Thought at first I had corded a tire. As
> it got worse I knew this wasn't the case. I was very lucky I stopped in time
> before the wheel became autonomous.
>  Soon thereafter converted to studs instead of bolts. It may be my
> imagination but they hold the torque settings much better than the wheel
> bolts ever did. Not sure if its the stud material or "newness" of the studs.
> It allows me to feel more confident. I no longer second guess when I feel
> anything strange with the tires, brakes or surface of the track.

fresh fasteners would certainly help.

studs can be better, if they are unthreaded where they connect to the
hub and rotor.  shear loads pass through this point, and it's better
if the loads don't pass through a threaded portion of the fastener.


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