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Wheel studs too short

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by muddytaco, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    muddytaco

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    Howdy, Just put on aftermarket ProComp rims on my 07 Taco and found out that my studs are just a wee bit short. Looking into replacing them. Currently only 4.5 complete turns on each lug nut. Dont think that is going to cut it when I get into the rough stuff. I keep checking them and nothing is loosening up. Anyone run into this problem and what did you do to correct it? I did find a link where somone replaced them with studs for a matrix. Currently looking into that.:mad:
     
  2. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    NO! i would not trust that... my best friend owns a tire shop and he hates it when people make mistakes like that.... are the wheels made for your taco or did you just buy them off of somebody???
     
  3. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Just get some longer studs from an auto parts store. :)
     
  4. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    yeah because only 4.5 turns is not what i would call safe personally
     
  5. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Ummmmm.....No.
    Me either.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    C'mon, where's your sense of adventure?.....................j/k;)
     
  7. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    thats true but that would be a costly adventure!
     
  8. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    LOL, I lost my "wheel stud adventure" when I thought 3 outta 5 aint bad, just before a road trip. :eek:
     
  9. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    lol!
     
  10. Oct 24, 2008 at 2:57 PM
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    Thanks for the input, I ordered some wheel studs online, waiting on them to come in. I am driving it only on the road. I wont hit the trails unitl the new studs are installed. Still checking and nothing is working loose. I agree, not the safest thing to do, but you do what you got to do. I ordered the rims and tires from tirepackage.com. I dont recommend anyone using them. It has been somewhat of a pain in the arse. Took a month to get them, lugnuts were the wrong size they actually sent me 25 lugnuts two different sizes both wrong, also they mounted the tires on the wheels and used the old style valve stems, black rubber ones, damn they look realllly nice on my polished rims. They did allow me to buy lugs locally and credit my card for the cost. So if anyone needs ten 7/16 lugs or fifeteen 1.25RH lugs let me know.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    Here is a different way to solve this issue. use a Lug Nut that reaches further down into the rim face. This will allow better thread engagement because the nut reaches further down into onto the stud. Part number 4138ET Lower right of this page
    http://www.gorilla-auto.com/lug.nuts.page_08

    Or my personal favorite
    http://www.brandsport.com/grla-21138et.html

    You would need to make sure you have a 60 degree bolt hole mating surface to use the above lugs, which means these Lug Nuts may not work for your Rims. What I am offering is a solution to the wheel studs being to short. There are lugs that will reach futher down into the rim and engage more of the stud thread. Notice the area below the 60 degree seat on the lug, that is what will be added to the thread engagement

    Oh, replacing all the studs with longer ones will cost about what the lugs cost and will be a much bigger pain in the ars.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    We carry Extended Thread Lug Nuts for those kinds of wheels. They are offered in standard or spline drive. Much easier than getting longer studs.
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  13. Mar 11, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    BRP27

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    Much Much better than changing studs
     
  14. Mar 11, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    :eek:



    :laugh:
     
  15. Mar 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    BRP27

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    I replaced my lugs today with EXTENDED LUGs and got 10 turns on each lug.

    With the old lugs I was only getting 4 turns:eek: I also notiched the back studs were a little longer
     
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