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Dorman studs/ wheel stud install and sizing. (not happy with dorman)

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by xyourlocaldjx, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    xyourlocaldjx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For those who plan on doing this mod... Do yourself a favor and get 2 huge nuts as spacers. Using your brake rotor as a spacer is BS and it doesnt even work since the new studs are so long.

    Not sure why no one mentioned this in the previous how to posts.

    took 4 hours to do 6 studs before i went and got the nuts. After i got the right spacers to torque the studs into place it took me around 1.5 hours to do 18.

    I also measured with a caliper and the dorman studs are MUCH larger in diameter than the stock tacoma studs. impact wrench was working overtime to smash them in. god what a headache it was.

    Knurl Dia: 14.20mm (0.559inch) BS Dorman!
    i measured and they were .576 I'm not sure what they're allowed as far as being in spec, but this was far from being in spec.
    It was such a PITA that I'm almost tempted to call them and get some sort of explanation.
    Anyone else measure their studs before installing?

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  2. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    Took you four hours to do 6 wheel studs??? :eek:


    I used washers with some grease.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Probably a bit longer since i started it one day and then the sun went down and then i started it again the next day lol. Knocking out the old studs was a breeze. 3-4 whacks with a hammer and they came out.

    I could not find anything in my garage to use as a spacer. I found a large socket for industrial sized nuts which rested against the elevated hub, i then spaced the opposite side of the socket with a huge allen key.

    someone mentioned they used a c clamp so i tried that route. No way in hell.
    each stud took enough time for Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and John adams to rewrite the Declaration of Independence three times. Well until i got large nuts for spacers.



    How'd you get the washers to sit flush by clearing the elevated part in the hub?
    I oiled the studs, but i doubt that helped any. The studs were super off on sizing.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Last comment LOL!


    It took me 30min to do both drivers side and passengers side wheel studs. I suggest you go with ARP wheel studs next time.

    EDIT: It only took me 30min cuz I had an impact gun.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    30 minutes sounds about right. After i got the right spacers it was fairly easy, but the studs were so off sized that the impact wrench was struggling.

    i should have gone arp =( they were so expensive though.

    I envy the fact that it took you 30 minutes per wheel from the get go! =(
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    The thing that sucks about buying APR wheel studs is the fact only 5 come in a pack so you have to buy 3 packs to have a total of 12 wheel studs.:mad: It's about $30.00 for each pack, end up spending $90 for set.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    thats one other way to make us purchase more than we need!

    thats mighty expensive, but not was much as 120 for some other ones i saw.

    I think i paid 40ish for my set shipped.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    Oh cool. I have a set of ARP wheel studs sitting in the garage. I've been to lazy to put them on the truck. haha
     
  9. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    you havent even installed the arp's yet??? lol Maybe inflation will let you sell them back for a profit!!
     
  10. Sep 27, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    Where the ARP studs to long for the nuts? Did you have to use anything special?
     

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