That's the same as saying replacing a lost nut is an easier
proposition than a broken bolt in a hole. It doesn't really address
the differences at all!
Stripped thread in a hole = new wheel. Stripped thread off a stud new stud. You do the math. Similar amount of work to change.
Changing a flat when you have to lift the wheel and find the hole with
a bolt is somewhat harder than lifting and placing a wheel on studs.
No, but I had all five bolts snap off (four while driving, the fifth
at stand still). I still don't know whether I overtightened the bolts or
forgot to tighten them, but I now always use a torque wrench.
BTW, the bolts could not be drilled out and I had to replace the hub.
Just an observation:
I had steel rims on my W123 and Alloy Rims on my W124. They use
different length bolts. In fact, since my spare wheel has a steel rim, I
have a set of shorter bolts just for the spare, which look just like the
ones I used to have on my W123.
Are you using alloy rims? They will need longer bolts, and I believe I
have more than 6 threads of engagement on mine. See difference here:
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