Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gainesville, FL
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I went to the tire shop. They took a pneumatic wrench to the lug on the wheel. Nothing. They took a 2 foot torque wrench to it... sheared the bolt. They sent me to another repair shop across the street. Their lot was full but they said they could at least replace the broken wheel bolt and lug at the expense of the tire shop (saved me $50). I get to walk home... just barely beat the rain... but missed the bus to get me there quickly. Fast forward to 1:00. The shop replaced the bolt and the lug and did my brakes for me.
Brake Pads: $150
Time spent: Easily 3 hours
Note to self: Use a regular freakin wrench to get the bolts off the caliper not a socket wrench.
At least the EBC Green Stuff pads are freaking awesome. These things stop fast.
EDIT: The tire shop was a mile away and I did have the tools to properly torque down the other four lugs to 95 ft lb and the stuck lug was easily 200 ft lbs tight on that bolt. I have yet to calculate the force required to shear that bolt but I'm going to estimate it was very high.
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Last edited by JaysJK; 01-21-2010 at 11:44 AM.