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Having vehicle sit with 2 lug bolts

Discussion in '308/328' started by Easyrider7467, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Easyrider7467

    Easyrider7467 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2005
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    Hello,
    Sure that its ok, but I have to ask. I'm having my 8 of the lug bolts rechromed and when I pick them up (8) I would like to take 4 more to him. Which will leave the car sitting in my garage with just 2 bolts per wheel until I get back with the newly (8) chromed ones.
    I dont have a lift, stands etc.

    So, Can I leave the 328 sitting with just 2 bolts per wheel for say several hours? I know not to drive it and I will not move it either.
     
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  3. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    As long as the wheel is fully seated and the 2 lugs are tight, and you don't drive... I don't see
    any problem with that. I once DROVE with only 2 lug nuts (not an F-car) while I was a stupid teenager...

    Jedi
     
  4. mk e

    mk e F1 World Champ

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    1 is enough, 2 is plenty. Don't give it another thought.
     
  5. Easyrider7467

    Easyrider7467 Formula Junior

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  6. 330gt

    330gt Formula 3

    Nov 12, 2004
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    Set it on a couple of jack stands. No issues then.
     
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  8. GrayTA

    GrayTA F1 World Champ
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    This is the best idea^^^^^^^^^^ Jack stands are pretty cheap insurance just to have around.

    However, if you arent moving it at all it should be fine for a few hours.


    PDG
     
  9. doug328

    doug328 Formula 3

    Mar 11, 2004
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    Same here, would think it would be good for several hours, several days or even months. As long as it's not driven.
     
  10. AceMaster

    AceMaster Three Time F1 World Champ

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    +1...i received this same advice.
     
  11. Easyrider7467

    Easyrider7467 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2005
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    I'm gonna pick up some jack stands this week for other reasons. Thanks.
     
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  13. Mondialross 82

    Mondialross 82 Karting

    Mar 1, 2005
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    Your wheels are hubcentric (should be assuming stock wheels) and ride on the lip of the hub so as long as the bolts are tight no issue. That lip (ring) will reduce the shear load on the bolts to almost zero. Typically a 1/4 -20 (small bolt) shear strength is 3000 psi. Wheel bolts are 12 x 1.25mm? a huge geometric increase. As previously stated one would be sufficient.
     

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