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    Thread: tapping a stripped lug bolt hole?

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      04-27-2011 09:33 PM #1
      so one of the holes on my hub is stripped out. I figured I would try tapping it. I have never performed this task and was curious if someone knew what size tap to use and any tips are appreciated! thanks!

    2. 04-27-2011 09:50 PM #2
      If its stripped, a tap wont do you any good.

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      04-27-2011 09:53 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by A2Rags View Post
      so one of the holes on my hub is stripped out.
      As Shannon said, a tap will not restore the threads if the hole is stripped out.

      A new hub is in your future.....

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      04-27-2011 10:15 PM #4
      3 lugs ftw.

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      04-27-2011 10:19 PM #5
      thought I had seen a thread where someone had? thanks!!

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      04-27-2011 10:33 PM #6
      You don't tap if it's stripped unless you are making it a larger hole. You can helicoil a stripped hole.

      Neither of these are options for a hub. As said, get a new one.
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      04-27-2011 10:56 PM #7
      They are cheap,just get a new one
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      04-27-2011 11:03 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v-of-fury View Post
      Don't forget the wheel bearing that needs to be replaced at the same time.

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      04-27-2011 11:05 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v-of-fury View Post
      3 lugs ftw.
      That's retarded. And, so unsafe that you shouldn't even say it jokingly - someone might take it seriously!

      As others said, if the threads are stripped, it's junk now. Time for a new hub and bearing.
      Assuming Rabbit (recheck the application, please!)....
      Wheel bearing kit (bearing, snaprings (replacement required), axle nut (also need new), tie rod & ball joint nuts: $25
      Wheel hub: $32.
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      That's assuming you're talking about the front axle. If rear, you'll need a new brake drum (and, 2 wheel bearings, and a grease seal.)

      FYI: the wheel bolts are M12x1.5. But, 'stripped' = 'no threads' (read: tap won't help, as there are no threads to use - the hole is larger than it once was.)
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      04-27-2011 11:09 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by cuppie View Post
      That's retarded. And, so unsafe that you shouldn't even say it jokingly - someone might take it seriously!
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      04-27-2011 11:34 PM #12
      smart cars are 3 lug

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      04-28-2011 02:17 AM #13
      use it as a excuse to comvert to pres in studs.

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