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I HAVE A 2006 GRAND VITARA, EVERY SO OFTEN MY STUDS ON THE TIRES BREAK SO THEREFORE THE NUTS FLY OFF AND THE TIRES ALMOST COME OFF. I GET THEM FIXED BUT IT HAPPENS AGAIN.DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS?

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    Steve Allison May 24, 2011

    I don't offer this as a solution, just a suspicion. If these are the original wheels, they are too weak to be safe and flex too much in turns. I would be looking for a better-made compatible wheel and scrap these.

  • helio_g May 25, 2011

    thank you

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I have seen that happen when their (lugnuts) are over tightened,torque to specifications

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    your very welcome it was fun to help,if you have any more questions please post back

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If you are going to the same mechanic/tire shop each time- they are using IMPACT GUNS to put the tires on- most places do- but it can cause a problem as some impact drivers OVER-tighten the nuts so that within a shorter than normal time the heat/cooling of the wheel causes the studs to loose their tensile strength and break- specify the next time you have to replace a stud that ALL WHEEL NUT BE TIGHTENED with the PROPER TORQUE WRENCH- or change garages....

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