i dont know if it is critical or not but i have been drivng my 1991 ford
explorer for over 100,000 miles with four lugs all around. they broke off
when i had a flat becaus the idiot put them on with an air gun in a tire
i have driven to fla several times with this setup and no problem.
maybe i am wrong, but will not change, will leave well enough alone
THAT IS JUST STUPID!
If they broke off one stud (ON EACH HUB?!!!), they induced microscopic stress
fractures on the rest.
So when and if you get in a skid and side forces are induced on the remaining
lugs, what reason is there to assume some or all wont break in their weakened
People amaze me.
Ive been driving around for years on just 1 stud per wheel. Never hurt
anything so far.... -scroll down-
Just kidding, replace the stupid $2 stud, at least you'll know you have 1
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