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Wheel stud replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bunk3ru, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Feb 21, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Bunk3ru

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    I just replaced my stock wheels with pro comp 7069's with 4.75 back spacing. With the lug nuts I bought i can barley grab a 1/4 inch if that of thread. The stock wheel studs are 1.57 inches below the head the new ones I purchased are 2.17 below the head. My question is will i be able to pound the studs out and replace them with the new studs without getting too crazy. Plan was to remove calipers caliper bracket and rotor. Use a hammer to pound out the studs. Use some thick washers with grease and a nut to draw them back out. In the rear pull drum cover pound out the studs and draw them out the same way. Will I have enough room to install the new studs? I live on base an have to rent a garage to work on my truck. Should I just bite the bullet and take it to a shop?
     
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    I have seen the extended gorilla lug nuts. I've also seen in other threads saying that is not the way to go. My tacoma is going to be getting some heavy bashing in this season I don't want to take the quick fix over the long term right fix. Excorist i have also seen that exact video and hes replacing with stock sized studs the ones im replacing with are a half inch longer so I'm worred about the back of the drum and not having enough space to get the longer stud in
     
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    Can't remember exactly how much space is behind there but wont be hard to figure out... Worst case scenario slide your axle shaft out a little.
     
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    That’s cool I was gonna go that route also but what I read here said they were they way to go!
    No heavy wheeling here and I only run them with a specific wheel.
    They won’t work with stock steels or the fake bead locks. But it’s funny the aluminum bead locks just use a conical spline drive must be they are thinner or something. They are heavy as hell. If you extend your stud length will open ended nuts be needed to run steels?

    https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p...ength-1438-inch-quantity-4-711-312/22149206-P

    Pretty sure this is what I have.
     
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    6inch lift sitting on bilstein coilovers. Lexus is300 studs in front to keep stock wheels, general grabber red letters, nfab front bumper.
    I have extended studs off a Lexus is300 on my truck. They work fine.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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    I just did this on my new wheel bearing hub assemblys. Put a nut on the old stud and pound it off. Replaced with Toyota matrix studs which were a /2" longer. Used an impact to set the new studs. Was easy to do being my new hub assemblys were not installed yet.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:31 PM
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    I beat the shit out of my truck and haven't had any issues with the Gorilla ET Spline lugs on my truck. What lugs did you buy? Did you get the pro comp lugs that are made for that wheel?
     

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