hillman at planet-torque.com
Sat Apr 3 19:22:14 EDT 2010
JDeRyke at aol.com writes...
> * Wheel studs are hardened. A slight hit not-perfectly-straight with a
> hammer during the drive-out phase ruins the stud. They cannot be
> sucessfully straightened; they will crack. After learning the hard way,
> I use a press.
Wait, what? Why would one care about the straightness or integrity of
the stud that you're banging out? The only reason to remove them is to
replace them, isn't it? In other words, it's already junk.
I've done this operation on mk2s many times ( ~80 annual tire changes
is not friendly to studs ), so it's almost certain that I've made a lot
of not-perfectly-straight hammer hits. I've never cared, though, because
I was hitting a stud that's already broken off.
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