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Old 09-07-2007, 02:05 AM   #1
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Ok, i've been riding on my 13" magnesium panasports here latley and took the front one's off today whil i was working on the car. I noticed when i looked at one of them that somehow all 4 holes for the studs have misshaped, instead of being round they're now oval..how unsafe is riding on this wheel? you can kinda see whaty im talking about in the picture here:

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wow. i think i would personally just drive it, but i dont think it's safe.
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wow. i think i would personally just drive it, but i dont think it's safe.
i have NO idea how this happened, i know they weren't like that last time i put the wheels on, the lugs were all torqued right, and nothin unusual happened when taking the wheels off...im kinda worried baout driving on it, but i may have already been driving on it like this for a good while, but im not sure when it happened.
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magnesium is a pretty soft metal, so i can see it wearing out a bit if the wheels arent balanced well, maybe thats it

maybe 120lb/in would do the trick? call panasport (worth a shot)?
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Damn that sucks. I would just torque the crap out of them and keep on driving as long as there aren't any cracks.
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unless anyone tells me that im gonna die if i put them on before i get around to putting them back on inthe morning..i think im gonna put them back on, torque that one tighter than the rest see how it rides and if it feels of, ride on it, if not put stockers back on...
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I wouldn't trust my life to those wheels. That happens when you don't tighten the lugnuts down.
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Once when I was putting my stock wheels back on I forgot to torque them down and after about 200ft one of them had almost fallen off!

With that said, they were still fine (a little scratched at the studs) and the holes not as warped as these. I guess it has to do with the magnesium'ness. Those must have set you back a pretty penny.
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I wouldn't run those.
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^only because they aren't in the color he wants :gay:


Thats pretty crazy...you could try, at least call the maker and see what they say.
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I work in a tire shop and I see this alot, do NOT put that on.

When you tighten down the lug nuts they will not seat on the wheel correctly. This will either bend the studs or allow the lug nuts to work loose. Being that the wheels are soft magnesium over tightening would most likely cause alot of damage. Over tightening any lug nut is a bad idea, you should always follow proper specs.

There are companies who can install sleeves in the holes. I've seen it in person, it is a legitimate repair.

If your wheel falls off it will damage your body for sure, is it worth the cost of body work? Play it safe and replace or repair.
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I work in a tire shop and I see this alot, do NOT put that on.

When you tighten down the lug nuts they will not seat on the wheel correctly. This will either bend the studs or allow the lug nuts to work loose. Being that the wheels are soft magnesium over tightening would most likely cause alot of damage. Over tightening any lug nut is a bad idea, you should always follow proper specs.

There are companies who can install sleeves in the holes. I've seen it in person, it is a legitimate repair.

If your wheel falls off it will damage your body for sure, is it worth the cost of body work? Play it safe and replace or repair.
I've had wheels sleeved before... they just overdrill the hole until it is round again and then press in a knurled steel sleeve. Holds up great and prevents this sorta thing from happening again.
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I think if the lugs started to loosen you'd hear it before it became dangerous. I'd drive on them. You know the second someone tells you it's safe Murphy will hear them and your wheel will fly off right as you were passing between that bus load of nuns and the the daycare center.
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those wheels are heavy anyway and they are 13's wtf yeah tossem.
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i replaced the wheel..found a guy in town that got a hold of one real quick for me somehow....but anyways, i've always been wondering how inaccurate my speedometer is now with the 205/60/13's on there..anybody have any idea?
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Here is a very helpful tool when resizing tires
"http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html"

It says your 0.2% off, which is pretty much nothing.
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how did that happen... very interesting
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Here is a very helpful tool when resizing tires
"http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html"

It says your 0.2% off, which is pretty much nothing.
but it's off with the factory size much more than that so you're just a lil more off.
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When I got my Konig Rewinds I got the hub rings too, what size is the hub center on those wheels? Could possibly be a problem with that.
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