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2005 Taco Wheel Stud upgrade

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hunt4steve, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:17 AM
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    hunt4steve

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    I purchased my Tacoma with the 17 x9 MotoMetal wheels. After checking the wheel stud length and noting that there was very little thread actually holding wheel on, I decided to upgrade the wheel studs.

    Here is what I found and what I did to upgrade them:

    Front wheel studs:
    Type: Serrated Stud
    Thread: M12-1.5
    Knurl Dia: 14.20mm (0.559inch)
    Length: 40mm (1.575inch)
    Shoulder Length: 8mm (.315inch)
    Head Code: n/a
    Brand: Dorman - Autograde - Bagged, ~ $2.00 online

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    Tacoma Rear Wheel Studs specification, PN 610-462.1:
    Type: Serrated Stud
    Thread: M12-1.5
    Knurl Dia: 14.20mm (0.559inch)
    Length: 44.10mm (1.736inch)
    Shoulder Length: 17.02mm (0.670inch)
    Head Code: n/a
    Brand: Dorman - AutoGrade - Bagged, ~ $3.00 online
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    Dorman REAR wheel stud for 2002-03 Matrix, PN # 610-463:
    Type: Serrated Stud
    Thread: M12-1.5
    Knurl Dia: 14.20mm (0.559inch)
    Length: 55mm (2.165inch)
    Shoulder Length: 26.60mm (1.05inch)
    Head Code: n/a
    Brand: Dorman - AutoGrade - Bagged, ~ $3.30 at NAPA
    NOTE: NAPA PN# is different, if you get them from NAPA, use PN# 641-4208
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    The full write up is on my site:
    http://www.hunt4steve.com/05TacoExtLn.html





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  2. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    lsocoee

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  3. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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    thanks. I like it and I'm enjoying it.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:26 AM
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  5. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    Yeah, I saw it and bookmarked it. I've read quite a bit on this forum, kinda lurking for a bit before joining. I noticed that this forum is a bit more mature than others I've been on. Its nice.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    you haven't been lurking for very long, have you?
     
  7. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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    no. I did a lot of searching for the D-Ring addition, and came across this board. I read quite a bit of the posts and noted the maturity over other boards, so I'm gonna hang out a bit.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2008 at 11:42 AM
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    Do you have a matching spare?; the long shoulder will probably prevent the spare from working due to running out of threads before the wheel is tight against the rotor/drum. Do the Motometal wheels use a tapered lugnut, or a shouldered type?
     
  9. Jul 18, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    Yes, I do have a spare tire and wheel setup. Indeed, using the stock spare wheel and tire would be harsh on the gears, as well as the truck wold be lopsided. My truck has been re-geared to 4.88:1 to accommodate the 35" tires as well. If I'm thinking about the right pattern on the lug nuts, they are tapered. I believe my '99 4Runner's factory lug nuts where shouldered, and the lug nut had a washer that stayed with the lug nut......
     
  10. Jul 18, 2008 at 1:41 PM
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    They are most likely tapered, as the shouldered lugs usually have no problem with too short studs. Good method to take care of what could be a dangerous problem. I have done the same in the past, but most manufacturers tend to change the spline diameter for every differing application; it is good the Toyota uses the same spline diameter on several models.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2008 at 1:43 PM
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    Add some pics of your truck to your gallery.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    Ok, got it figured out, and got some pics uploaded. I'll have more as I get them.

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  13. Jul 18, 2008 at 3:28 PM
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    Because I was into the hard core wheeling (see my site for some wicked stuff done to my 4Runner that is now sold), I've seen some real booty fab stuff. Seems like there is quite a few guys out there who will wheel their stuff, break it, then fix it, and repeat the pattern. Now, don't get me wrong, I've broken my fare share, but I try to make sure that I'm driving a safe vehicle that is not only safe for me, but for other people on the road. The last thing I need is to have my wheel come off at the wrong time and take some pedestrian out. Rather than have that kind of nightmare on my hands, I'd rather be proactive and take care of what can be taken care of.

    Anyhow, I'm pleased with the results. I've yet to install them in the rear, but I don't foresee any real difficulties.
     
  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Whoah, so what are you saying? I have read hunt4steves's write up and was going to do this, but are you saying the spare steel wheel might not fit because of too much thread? That could be bad.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    If you have the stock steel wheel, but aftermarket wheels on, you might consider upgrading your spare to the same wheel thickness of your wheels that you currently have on, before doing this.

    For me, it was a safety factor. Looking at how much thread was being used to attach a heavy wheel and tire....just too scary. If that wheel and tires come loose, the consequences could be disastrous for either you or somebody else on the highway. Upgrading your spare to match your current wheels is a small price to pay to avoid any potential disaster.

    Just my two cents worth, because thats all its really worth, a measly two cents.....and with copper prices down, I'm not sure two cents is even worth two cents.....:confused:
     
  16. Apr 8, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    Good idea. Thanks for the advice. And your definatly right, it is a small price to pay to avoid putting my kids or anybody else's kids in danger.
     
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