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Longer wheel studs

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TAC1, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Jul 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    TAC1

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    Hello Forum,

    I have 16x7 OE Steel wheels on my '08 DCSB Prerunner. I understand that by replacing my 24 OE studs with the Corolla/Matrix studs (#641-4208 from NAPA) I will have more threads engaged to better secure my new ALUMINUM ALLOY wheels.

    But, if in the future I go back to stock steel wheels will I have an issue with bolting them back on?

    The reason I am asking is because the 641-4208 studs are not threaded all the way down to the hub that it is pressed into. It has about a 1/2" smooth shaft before the thread starts.

    I'm concerned that if I run steel wheels in the future that the lug nut will bottom out on the longer studs smooth shaft before it secures the wheel against the hub since steel wheel centers are thinner than aluminum alloy centers.

    Thank you folks.
    :)
     
  2. Jul 17, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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  3. Jul 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    Hey pm Hiatt1991,

    i just helped him install longer wheel studs. But they were from a lexus. So the wheel studs were like 100 bucks.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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  5. Jul 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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    Thanks MWOAP!

    I'll PM him now.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    Got your PM. Here is a picture of them installed on my truck. They are ARP Wheel Studs part number: ARP#070-100-7715

    Here is a Link to buy them. This is where I ordered mine. You will need 3 sets for the front because they sell them in packages of 5.

    http://www.jegs.com/i/ARP/070/100-7715/10002/-1?parentProductId=747558

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  7. Jul 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    what a pal
     
  8. Jul 17, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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    Wow those are more expensive than I would have thought! I need longer studs.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    Gotta pay to play :p
     
  10. Jul 17, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    Ya but its nice to have studs you wont need to worry about ever again. That and you get WAAAAAY more bite on the lugs themelves. You use almost all of the threads when using standard acorn lugs. Just nice to have the peace of mind I suppose.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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    Yeah, im going to do it. Was planning on moving to a standard nut style as opposed to the covered acorn style as well. 5 sets should get all 4 corners done.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    AWESOME! Those would do just fine.
    If I ever go back to steel then I can just run the open end lug nuts.
    Plus, If I go with the 17" 6 spoke aluminum FJ wheels as opposed to aftermarket aluminum wheels I should still be OK with these studs because of the long "shank type" of the OEM FJ lugs.

    tostidos, It IS more than I planned on spending so I can relate to your post but safety & peace of mind is definitely worth it.

    Thank you MWOAP & HIATT1991.
    :)
     
  13. Jul 17, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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    no problem hope this helped.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2013 at 2:09 AM
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    Wow! Great price for the entire set! What type of rims do you have?
     
  16. Aug 14, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    Here is what I did, replaced the front wheel studs with the Dorman ones that are a half inch or so longer.

    123autoparts.com #610-463

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  17. Aug 14, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    very nice. This Thread is actually useful unlike most of the threads lately.
     
  18. Aug 14, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    A welcome change, right? :)
     
  19. Aug 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    yep
     
  20. Aug 14, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    Great info! Thanks guys!

    With extended studs, are you all running open lugs? or any closed lugs fit?
     
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