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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: CA Bay Area
Model Year: 2006
Color: Steel Blue Metallic
Re: Marred stud
I'm sure you will get better evaluations with a picture, but there is little chance I'd personally accept the dealers reply.
To get proper torquing you do need a proper fitting lug nut, and studs do break if over tightened or damaged and it may be impossible to ever know the history of what happened to fully evaluate things.
If the surfaces show galling or scoring, then Id definitely insist on a replacement. If there is just a very minor nick causing the tightness than I might just clean up the threads, but I'd always be concerned what trauma the stud might have had and whether it might fail under normal use.
In my view its better to have it replaced since its a new truck.
They are not all that easy to replace because there isnt room behind the stud to just press it out so perhaps that's why the dealer inst cooperating?
It's all good fun!
Last edited by schwejo; 01-04-2013 at 01:05 PM.