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Old 01-21-2021, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default How do you fix stripped/damaged lug mounting holes in a hub?

I took my 190D to a tire shop to have them install some new tires. They overtorqued the crap out of it and crossthreaded a couple of the lug mounting holes. Now none of the holes are in a condition where you can even attempt to hand tighten a lug bolt. The hubs for that car are super rare and not available for sale unless you happen to find some used ones.


How do you fix this? Is it safe to drill it out and helicoil it? or am I just screwed?
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:23 PM   #2
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If they did the damage, it is on them to make it right.
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HeliCoils are safe. But you should pitch a fit and give them a hard time for screwing it up. Do they expect YOU to fix their mistake? You wouldn't do that to someone yourself, so why should you settle for that?


I hate tire shops for this reason. I always feel like Michael Douglas in Falling Down by the time I leave. LOL

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All he wanted was his damn breakfast lol
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helicioils in this situation are not safe. the loads they carry on lugnuts are greatly more than should ever be used here. likely theres a "oversized" bolt you can use. sometimes factory will even make oversized in specific increments just for this.
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Dude, Res, last night after I got off work I watched Falling Down again. It was that kind of day.


They fed me that stupid "we're not liable for any damages" line. I've gotten that in the past from 3 other tire shops that have damaged vehicles.


I'm saving up for my own tire machine, it's just so hard to get cash saved up.
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Not liable for damage caused as a direct result of them performing a task? Time to call the local news station. That is utter horseshit.
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Small claims court. At least they didn't strip out the oil drain plug.
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Lol drilling out and re-tapping the oil drain plug because of it being stripped/leaking was one of the first things I had to do to that car. The head of the oil drain plug was so rounded off from being overtorqued I actually had to grind it down and weld a nut on there to act as a new bolt head.


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I took my 190D to a tire shop to have them install some new tires. They overtorqued the crap out of it and crossthreaded a couple of the lug mounting holes. Now none of the holes are in a condition where you can even attempt to hand tighten a lug bolt. The hubs for that car are super rare and not available for sale unless you happen to find some used ones.


How do you fix this? Is it safe to drill it out and helicoil it? or am I just screwed?
they get to buy you brand new hubs ! congrats !
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