When installing Grip Studs® with the Grip Studs® driver tool, ensure the prongs on your tool are firmly seated in the notches in the studs. If the tool is not seated all the way in the stud, torque pressure can cause the installation tool to break. Grip Studs® tools are not designed to be used with impact drivers.
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Always check tread depth before installing Grip Studs.®. If your tire has been pinned with pilot holes, do not use the holes if they have previously contained studs.
1. Insert install tool into variable speed power drill. Never use an impact driver.
2. Snap a stud into the tip of the install tool (auger end facing outward).
3. Position end of the stud's auger firmly against a thick knob of the tire. Firmly apply pressure straight down while slowly screwing the stud into the knob until the prongs on the tool penetrate the rubber. The notched collar on the stud should be flush with the rubber. Studs may come out if they are not adequately sunk into the rubber.
4. Remove tool from the stud.
5. Repeat the process with remaining studs. For optimum traction, install studs in a varied pattern (not in a straight line) along the tire so the studs can make better contact with the terrain.
CAUTION: Do not continue to tighten studs once installed. Over-rotation may cause lacerations in the rubber. If damage occurs from over tightening, the stud may not
be positioned correctly. Incorrect positioning may result in stud falling out during use. For proper installation, always remember: 1 - Rotate very slowly for best results.
2 - Push straight down until prongs on the tool are buried into the rubber.