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Studs a bit short (yes I read the sticky)

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by netmagi, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    Just got a free set of Dick Cepek Wheels (see this thread for the story), and I'm pretty sure the studs are now too short. .

    I read the sticky on studs being too short, but it doesn't reference what constitutes "too short". The wheels came with a set of conical nuts, and I get ~5 1/3 turns on each one. To me, this seems like not enough :)

    How many turns of the lug nuts do you guys get on your aftermarket wheels?

    The tire place torqued them up (I believe to 100ft/lbs, they DID use a stick, but then finished with a classic-style torque wrench).

    Should I worry about my studs already being stressed? I've been runnin it as-is for 2 days now.

    Can I get away with just buying the gorilla extended length lug nuts, or do I really need to put new studs in? I'm capable of doing it, but my time is really short lately, and it's still cold out to be doing that kind of work :)

    I also like the idea of the extended length lug nuts since it means I can swap back to my other wheels if I decide to run two sets of tires without worrying about the factory lugs bottoming out on longer studs. .

    -Rich
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Get the extended length lugs if you are uncomfortable with the amount of thread showing now. BTW the correct torque spec for the lugs is 83 ft/lbs.
     
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  5. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    I've been trying to dig up info on these wheels and found some information on them in the ATD wheel information book:

    http://www.atd-us.com/files/wheeldatabook2010.pdf

    It says:

    "60 Degree Conical Seat Lugs
    E/T STYLE LUG NUTS WILL NOT FIT"

    Great. .

    Can anyone with Dick Cepek wheels speak to whether this is true or not?

    The hole through the wheel does look mighty narrow. I guess if it quits snowing, I'll have to pull 1 tomorrow and measure.

    -Rich
     
  6. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    You could buy one E/T lug from wheelers and test fit it.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    It definitely won't fit. I'd have to drill the wheels out to 5/8th. Anyone ever do this??? :)

    I'd swap the studs, but I still have my original toyota trd alloy wheels and I'd like to be able to swao back to them in the future (winter rims). I imagine longer studs wil be *too* long for those wheels if I swap them out.

    Yeah, I could get a set of open ended shank/washer lugs for the stock rims but then I'm buying two sets of lug nuts at ~$70 a pop.

    arghhhh

    -Rich
     
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