Originally Posted by SLO92SE
i changed that tire about 2 weeks before it happened. no impact, just me with a 4way. and no i didnt get stupid and monster torque them down. if someone else had changed the tire then i would agree that was it.
Over torqueing, may have happened the time before that, or years ago.
Not necessarily just the last time. Breakage can depend on the amount of torque applied,
the condition of the lugs, the abuse wheel has been subjected to in it'* life...
( sledge hammer use by Neanderthal mechanics ? ?)
( improper techniques for installation of..... (ahem).... the wrong size lugs ?? ??)
( Impact wrench to install new lugs, instead of a Hydraulic press ?? ??)
Lots of reasons, for metal stress to cause a failure......... No clear answer.
And no, they don't necessarily have to break, the instant they are (over) torqued.
It'* kind of like..... the straw that broke the camel'* back. It could have even been
that little bump in the road, that you didn't notice... because the suspension absorbed it, that was
...... its....... "Last Straw"!