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PostSubject: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:18 pm

So I swapped my regular tires back on the Sky from the drag radials today. Looks like I have two wheel studs that are stripped on the same wheel. One holds the lug the other one the lug won't even grip. I probably overtorqued them putting them on Friday, they were all pretty rough taking off this morning.

Is this a huge PITA to replace? Not a fan of removing brakes unless I absolutely have to. Heck I don't even like replacing my own brake pads, not so much because it's difficult but just time consuming. If so, I assume I could baby it over to Glotfelty (3.4 miles) and have them replace them.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:24 pm

Very easy.....

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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:50 pm

Gotta remove the brake. That was my assumption. I will see if I feel motivated next weekend, if not to Glotfelty it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:09 pm

Hell by the time you would drive to Glodfelty and back you would be done.

BTW- do you have a torque wrench? If so, how many ft lbs did you go to?


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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:47 pm

I don't but I usually borrow one. I go between 80-90 ft lbs. I am usually pretty accurate guessing. I'm going to buy one though.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:13 pm

I have chrome and always torque to 100lbs per glotfelty specs.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:21 pm

I have chrome too. 100 lbs seems a bit much but shouldn't break anything. I'm guessing I overtorqued, no other reason they'd strip like that that I can think of -- also doubt I went to like 120 lbs accidentally either. I've rotated my tires a couple times and they've been off when I painted my calipers. Otherwise it's not like they've been overused.

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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:24 pm

1/2 in drive 50-250 Craftsman torque wrench $31 during the night of giving thing. No more guessing.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:41 pm

yeah not hard at all... we just did this to one of our trailers... it had drums on it... took about an hour to do 4 wheels... swapped them all out...
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:29 pm

100 ftlbs is pretty much right on the mark... most imports... Mazda, Honda, Acura... ect are set at 80... VW n' Audi are primarily 75 unless its an SUV or "s" line. It could have been an over torque or under, but the more often lug nuts come on and off they slowly stretch the threads on the stud. I def wouldn't go any higher than 100... most trucks and suv's are rated for 120ftlbs or higher, especially the newer stuff.... Also as a side not to anyone putting on new wheels... RECHECK THE TORQUE AFTER 25-35 MILES! especially if you are using new lugs as well. With new against new the lug nuts do have a tendency to back off


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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:26 pm

Here's the instructions from a guy off the Solstice forum:

Switching the studs is real easy on the front, but everything has to
come off the upright to facilitate the R&R of the studs - all
straight forward with hand tools. Same on rear, BUT there will be need
for a deep 36mm (IIRC) socket for the half shaft nut and a soft faced
HEAVY dead blow hammer to smack the shaft out of the hub as the hub is
being removed from the upright. Having some serious air driving a real
strong impact gun will make the rear a lot easier.

Any idea if Advance or anybody has loaner 36mm sockets? I only have up to 1" in SAE and I think 26 or 28mm in metric.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:57 am

My biggest in 1 inch also.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:59 am

Did you only replace front rotors when you went with your giant brakes?
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:41 am

Looks like Advance has rentals, but doesn't specify.

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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:32 am

yep, got 3400 in the front brakes.. only replaced them and the calipers.. rotors are 15 inch, calipers are 8 piston. Dont have enough money to do the back yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:02 am

We're already front biased, I'd almost rather go 2 piston rear first. Then probably 4 piston fronts would be sufficient for me. 13" rotors all around.

Although, not knocking your setup, it definitely is beautiful. Just more than I need/want.
I could use a little more front brake so I can powerbrake a little more at the line. At about 3200rpms I start to drive over what my brakes can hold.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:07 am

I really didnt care about the performance, just wanted them to look nice inside 20" wheels, I think I am going 6 piston on the back, with 14 inch rotors to save some money the next time around.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:29 am

They sure do look nice!

13/13 with 4 piston/2 piston should be sufficient for my stopping needs.
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PostSubject: Re: Replacing wheel studs?   Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:16 am

These are the replacement studs. Unfortunately they're a bit longer so I ordered some open ended lugnuts too.

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