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Old 08-26-2014, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default Replacing wheel studs, why a new axle nut?

I have removed my front hubs in prep for ARP wheel stud install....everything I read says replace the stub axle nut...

I dont get why, are they REALLY a consumable, use once item?
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The edge you knock in to lock it can be single use.
I have never replaced mine (I have one spare though, if I wouldn't trust it to lock).
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The edge is single use. Normally when you swap hubs the spot of the final torque ends up in a different place so its ok. But if they end up in a place that you cant re-stake then you have to swap them side to side.
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But if they end up in a place that you cant re-stake then you have to swap them side to side.
That's clever...I would never have thought of doing that.
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Thanks for the replies guys.

So effectively it is the locking punch spot that is the concern, not the threads or bearing surface....

I removed mine and re torqued it which has left the old punch mark in a different location so the new punch mark is fresh metal...

Consensus is that this is okay right?
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Yes, thats all good in the hood.
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