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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by robc1976 Click here to enlarge
    Most of the steel Vendors said the same to me, I only have 500Hp and they all said they couldn't be confident they wouldn't break or guarantee it. It is a way to cover there butts LOL!!
    Is there any concern to titanium failing over steel? I'm considering these but wan the safest setup possible and won't sacrifice that for weight savings.

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    Here's my question, what do the Ford GTs pushing 900+ HP use?

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    And Ferrari scudaria have Ti lug bolts too, but the design is different
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    So consensus is Titanium is fine?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Is there any concern to titanium failing over steel? I'm considering these but wan the safest setup possible and won't sacrifice that for weight savings.
    Same reason I got them...but for weight savings but for strength. Also they do not rust wich I like. I know quite a few members who track, drag race and have these exact studs and have no issues. I have bit found any companies that will guarantee there studs from not breaking....to much liability.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by robc1976 Click here to enlarge
    Same reason I got them...but for weight savings but for strength. Also they do not rust wich I like. I know quite a few members who track, drag race and have these exact studs and have no issues. I have bit found any companies that will guarantee there studs from not breaking....to much liability.
    Thank you I will definitely consider these.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Thank you I will definitely consider these.
    I honestly think they are great man!
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    We have seen many 'titanium' studs break. Not familiar with this mfgr, but we have seen some pretty epic failures of big name vendors. Beautiful pieces though!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mike@VAC Click here to enlarge
    We have seen many 'titanium' studs break. Not familiar with this mfgr, but we have seen some pretty epic failures of big name vendors. Beautiful pieces though!
    I think they all break, I have steel break to.
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    But you see- that's where we are getting back full circle.

    Sometimes I would rather use a grade 5 bolt over a grade 8 bolt. Why?
    I would rather see the bolt deform (and still hold) vs. the bolt break and shear.



    Its the EXACT reason my wedding ring is made out of tungsten carbide instead of titanium.
    Ti has a PSI value of about 16,000,000
    TC has a PSI value of about 145,000,000.
    *but* TC is extremely brittle.
    You would have to say that TC is much stronger than than TI, right?

    I can open beer bottles with it, and never have to worry about scratching it..... My buddies wife almost KILLED him when he tried doing this with his gold ring lololol


    The main reason was, if (I never wear my ring) I was ever wearing my ring and damaged my hand, I could simply hit it with a solid object and it will shatter.

    I bought two and smashed one just to make sure I knew how hard I had to hit and how well it broke.

    titanium deforms, and involves special cutting devices.

    So basically, steel lug bolts or studs will stretch (how bolts work essentially to stay tight) but remain elastic; vs. titanium will hold MORE, but ultimately will break.
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    So all I've learned is I'm screwed no matter what?

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    Essentially, yes.
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    Hah well that's reassuring. Guess it's best to check these out frequently.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    So all I've learned is I'm screwed no matter what?
    ROFLMAO! I am welding mine wheels on!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Hah well that's reassuring. Guess it's best to check these out frequently.
    after I had those those steel ones break I check them everything I get out LOL
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    But you see- that's where we are getting back full circle.

    Sometimes I would rather use a grade 5 bolt over a grade 8 bolt. Why?
    I would rather see the bolt deform (and still hold) vs. the bolt break and shear.



    Its the EXACT reason my wedding ring is made out of tungsten carbide instead of titanium.
    Ti has a PSI value of about 16,000,000
    TC has a PSI value of about 145,000,000.
    *but* TC is extremely brittle.
    You would have to say that TC is much stronger than than TI, right?

    I can open beer bottles with it, and never have to worry about scratching it..... My buddies wife almost KILLED him when he tried doing this with his gold ring lololol


    The main reason was, if (I never wear my ring) I was ever wearing my ring and damaged my hand, I could simply hit it with a solid object and it will shatter.

    I bought two and smashed one just to make sure I knew how hard I had to hit and how well it broke.

    titanium deforms, and involves special cutting devices.

    So basically, steel lug bolts or studs will stretch (how bolts work essentially to stay tight) but remain elastic; vs. titanium will hold MORE, but ultimately will break.
    this $#@! is to stressful, we need bolts made of the same $#@! "Wolverines" skeleton is made of!
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    lol, unobtanium.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
    lol, unobtanium.
    ROFLMAO!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge


    Its the EXACT reason my wedding ring is made out of tungsten carbide instead of titanium.

    The main reason was, if (I never wear my ring) I was ever wearing my ring and damaged my hand, I could simply hit it with a solid object and it will shatter.
    I think it's a good thing you don't wear your wedding ring.
    Isn't Tungsten Carbide slightly radioactive?
    There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
    I think it's a good thing you don't wear your wedding ring.
    Isn't Tungsten Carbide slightly radioactive?
    I hope not, I have two tungsten watches.

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    Another steel failure, went to re-torque lugs and this stud just broke right off with no force at all. Luckily, I took Caliper & Rotor off and spun the end that broke off by hand. Makes me wonder if the rim is doing this or something? Using BMS spacers so I doubt this is what is causing this....was a 10.9 grade BMS bolt.

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    That's an odd mark on the end, looks like crap thread engagement
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    That's an odd mark on the end, looks like crap thread engagement
    I was wondering that to....what would cause that?
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    Idk, without knowing how the stud threaded in or length....
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