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Old 09-28-2012, 12:06 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by BWOODM3 View Post
So your problem was the lug bolts needed to be torqued to spec? Wow, didn't think over tightened lug bolts would cause that. I can't stand it when shops allow their employees to tighten lug nuts/bolts with air. Last couple times I've had a shop take off my wheels, I made sure to stand in and watch to make sure their using torque wrenches and anti seize to put the wheels back on.
I think the M3 rotors are probably lighter, thinner, and maybe a bit softer and are designed for performance and light weight so they are probably more sensitive to over-torqued. I never had this issue before on any of my previous "low end" cars.
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