No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
The manuals recommend you use new bolts when putting them back on. With the amount of Torque involved, I would agree.
The kind of bolts they are is why you don't want to reuse them.
They are either purposely deformed, or multiple layers each with slightly different threads; they will not come off by themselves if set properly, but they "roll form" the threads when they get taken off in a way that will let them come off easier. And it gets easier each time you use them from there...
Remember to roll the wheel when you reinstall these; the bearings will move very slightly under the large torque, and you want the bearings touching when you put final torque on it. Take it up to the final torque in two or three steps.
I also recommend rechecking them daily for a few days after you install one; I'd hate to lose a wheel.
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