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Title says it all, I snapped a wheel stud...

Question: do I have to use a Polaris replacement?

or can something stronger be substituted?

Thanks!
 

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Total operator error!
I had put anti-seize on the threads and was trying to tighten to 65 ft/lbs...

Then I read..... no more than 45 ft/lbs with thread lube.
D'oh!!

ps; my dealer has them in stock so I'll pick a few up, and keep some as spares
 

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I did the same thing, trying to do the right thing with the anti-seize snap!!
Then read the thread, .85 ea. to buy (6) $42.00 to overnight ship to have
for a 4 day trip. Cut a new Grim Reaper after 50 miles, Tire guys says because of where the slice is (shoulder) can't patch. New tire is on the way (154.00)
Some times just shrug your shoulders and WTF and move on
 

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Total operator error!
I had put anti-seize on the threads and was trying to tighten to 65 ft/lbs...

Then I read..... no more than 45 ft/lbs with thread lube.
D'oh!!

ps; my dealer has them in stock so I'll pick a few up, and keep some as spares
Been there, done that. Get a stack of about eight 1/2" washers to pull the new stud on with a lug nut.
 

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New oem studs, $1.05 each.... check!
 

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Total operator error!
I had put anti-seize on the threads and was trying to tighten to 65 ft/lbs...

Then I read..... no more than 45 ft/lbs with thread lube.
D'oh!!

ps; my dealer has them in stock so I'll pick a few up, and keep some as spares
I keep a spare set in the cargo box for trail riding, better to have them than not just in case your wheel decides to shear of the studs and go racing past you lol.
 

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I know you went and bought a tire but, I had a nice size slice on the side wall and the local recap shop vulcanized it for $20.00 cash. Has been working fine for 2 years/1000 miles.

When I stripped my studs I could not find any after market the correct size. I hunted real hard cause the OEM's are soft trash.
I now only snug the lug nuts. I will never try and get 60ftlbs again.
 
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