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7/16 wheel studs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by agrezy1, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. agrezy1

    agrezy1 Registered Member

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    /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gifAre the stock 7/16 wheel studs good enough for alum.wheels with 35 inch tires? or does anybody know of any aftermarket studs that might be better?
     
  2. 79Silv4x4

    79Silv4x4 Registered Member

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    That's what I'm running but I don't get too rough on it.
     
  3. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen lots of snapped ones - especially from running big tires and aluminum wheels.

    I don't see why you couldn't upgrade to 1/2" studs from a late 70's F150. Might need to drill the hubs/rotors, but I can't see it being a big deal.
     
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    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I had 1/2 studs on my front D44 and I was wondering if that ever came as an option or the PO drilled them out and put in 1/2 studds.
     
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    was probably ford axle or hubs at least
     
  6. BAD4WD

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    The 2wd 1/2 ton Chev. use 1/2 wheel studs. Just ask for '73-'79 2wd Chev. wheel studs.
    The knurl on the studs are bigger.
    I think I used a 41/64 drill for the holes in the axle flange after that press them in.
    Also your drum holes need to be enlarge to 33/64.
    ( THIS IS FOR THE REAR ONLY) LATERS /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     

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