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Old 03-31-2005, 12:05 PM   #1
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Question How safe is running only 3 lugs??

Basically, i was taking off my front right tire when..............the freakin stud broke off (what the lug nut screws on to)............so now i only have 3 working lug nuts up there............am i going to kill my self by driving like this?


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Moved to Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension......
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I'd assume it's not that safe and plan to fix that ASAP. I can't see it being a HUGE problem driving around town carefully but I never had this happen to not to sure.
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i would imigine it is unsafe as well. if it was me i would only consider driving it to a place to get it fixed.
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Bad since its on a drive wheel...sees more stress than the rears. GET IT FIXED!!

My buddy had 3 lugs and got half way to atlanta when two studs broke...his wheel was held on my ONE lug...ended up having to fix three studs instead of scrounging for one lug nut.

This was on the Super Street Tour to NOPI..

GET IT FIXED ASAP!!
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Also, you can fix it yourself if you know how to...uses the exact same stud as a Honda Civic...12mmx1.25 (I think 1.25....)
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I drove on the three lugs in one wheels for like 3 blocks (to the dealer). My stud broke at the wheel shop. Its really bad and very unsafe as my axle was screaming. Get it fixed!
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is this not covered under warranty? my god thats unsafe!
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funny that you ask this question. There is an old integra im my complex that has the stud broken off on his wheel, front passenger side. And he said he doesn't worry about it. He's been driving on it like that for almost a year, lol
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i dont think it is that unsafe...maby two on one side would be bad but its not THAT unsafe...i drove around for about a week with only 3 lugs on both my front tires with shitty aftermarket rims and didnt have any problems....i would plan on getting it fixed asap but really no big troubles....
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