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Old 08-31-2011, 01:33 PM   #21
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I did the doorman/matrix studs and they are working great.been on the truck for a few years now.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:47 PM   #22
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So you bought a new set of wheels, or some wheel spacers, and now there isn't enough thread for the lug nuts to safely grab on to. I went through this same thing when I got my new wheels. I did quite a bit of research on the subject and wanted to share what I found.


You basically have two options:
1. Extended-thread lug nuts
2. Longer wheel studs

1. Extended Thread (E/T) Lug nuts


This is the less time consuming option, but only gets you a few more threads worth to grab on to. That's all I needed so this is the option I ended up going with.

Extended-thread lug nuts look just like regular conical seat lugs, but have an extra shank below the seat that fits INSIDE the bolt holes on your rims. This effectively gives the lug nut an extra 0.30" of bite on the stud.


The E/T lug nuts I ended up going with were Gorilla Brand,
12x1.5" threads.

These are the "standard length" conical seat E/T lug nuts. Gorilla Part #68138

You can also get extended thread wheel locks from Gorilla, Part #68631N




I just upgraded my wheels from stock steelies to the xd revolvers. I had a few people tell me that I need to buy new lugs to go with the new wheels, I wasnt aware of this. I thought the studs looked a little short tho. I would like to get some extended thread lugs to be safe. Would the gorilla ones you mentioned work on my 06 taco with revolvers? Thanks
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If I were to add these 1/2 inch spacers:http://www.ezaccessory.com/5_6_Lug_Spacer_p/603xl.htm should I get E/T lug nuts or longer studs? If I got the longer studs could I reuse the factory lug nuts?
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:54 AM   #24
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If I were to add these 1/2 inch spacers:http://www.ezaccessory.com/5_6_Lug_Spacer_p/603xl.htm should I get E/T lug nuts or longer studs? If I got the longer studs could I reuse the factory lug nuts?
Yes, you should get either E/T lugs or longer studs, your choice really. You could re-use the factory lugs if you went with longer studs.
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Yes, you should get either E/T lugs or longer studs, your choice really. You could re-use the factory lugs if you went with longer studs.
My thinking is that the longer studs would be better, I don't know why and have no knowledge of why they would be, just a gut feeling. Thanks for your help!
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Would this be considered an E/T?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6pc-MUTEKI-S...item4cfa830520
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No it is not. It is longer than stock, but does not have a shank which would actually allow it to grab more thread.
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No it is not. It is longer than stock, but does not have a shank which would actually allow it to grab more thread.
Thanks for the quick reply.

How about the BLACK CHROME E/T listed on here:

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomablackalloys.htm

Is that the right one?
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:28 AM   #29
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Thanks for the quick reply.

How about the BLACK CHROME E/T listed on here:

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomablackalloys.htm

Is that the right one?
Yep, those would get the job done.
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Would everyone be interested in Longer Heavy Duty ARP Wheel Studs? Looking into offering Wheel Stud Replacement kits.
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Would everyone be interested in Longer Heavy Duty ARP Wheel Studs? Looking into offering Wheel Stud Replacement kits.
as long as they'd still work with the ET lugs I'm waiting on you to send lol
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Would everyone be interested in Longer Heavy Duty ARP Wheel Studs? Looking into offering Wheel Stud Replacement kits.
It would be nice to see these in a 6 pack! At least that way I could replace one wheel at a time...

http://www.jegs.com/i/ARP/070/100-77...oductId=747558

But to answer your question, YES.
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For those wondering how much you gain with the extended thread lugs from Wheeler's, I went from 4.5 revolutions with the original lug nuts I had, to 9.75 revolutions with the gorilla ones.
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For those wondering how much you gain with the extended thread lugs from Wheeler's, I went from 4.5 revolutions with the original lug nuts I had, to 9.75 revolutions with the gorilla ones.
Great info, thanks!
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Thanks for this information. I'm ordering the Gorilla Lugs.
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???---- Want to upgrade to better and longer studs then stock,, but keep my stock TRD sport rims & lugs. What is longest I can go without changing out anything but the studs??? I read the whole thread but am still lost... Thanks for your time.. Jim
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???---- Want to upgrade to better and longer studs then stock,, but keep my stock TRD sport rims & lugs. What is longest I can go without changing out anything but the studs??? I read the whole thread but am still lost... Thanks for your time.. Jim
If you get longer studs are the stock lugs deep enough to hold down the rims? How much loneger are the aftermarket studs than the stock ones? I don't know the answer to these questions, but things you may want to consider.
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