The wheel nuts clamp the wheel on tight, so that friction holds the wheel
onto the hub - actually the disc brake rotor. So the warning is that if
the wheel is loose, then the studs are taking the weight instead.
So I imagine it chews up the wheels and makes a noise.
But the studs also go through the brake rotor, and I think that on the
front wheels during a panic stop, the force of the rotor on the studs
would be more than the weight, so that is more likely to shear off the
studs. Has anybody seen this - catastrophic failure during a sudden stop?
Maybe they didn't live to tell the tale.
- posted 8 months ago