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Larger front wheel studs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zcarczar, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody converted from 9/16" to 1/2" front wheel studs? I want the same size studs in the front and rear.

    BTW its for a semi-stock 6 Lug 10 bolt.
     
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    schmuck 1/2 ton status

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    no but i have gone from 7/16 to 1/2. why do you want to go down just make the other 9/16
     
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    Even tho hes a Schmuck /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif, I have to agree w/ him. I would convert the front to 9/16 if anything.

    But I am pretty sure you can get shouldered studs to neck it down.
     
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    What kind of rear are you trying to match? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Even tho hes a Schmuck /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif, I have to agree w/ him. I would convert the front to 9/16 if anything.

    But I am pretty sure you can get shouldered studs to neck it down.

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    He just got his numbers confused. He did say it's a 1/2 ton so from 7/16" to 1/2"
    I have done this and now I don't break lugs off.
     
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    Where did you get the studs to go to 1/2" for the front?

    Dan /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  7. zcarczar

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    He just got his numbers confused. He did say it's a 1/2 ton so from 7/16" to 1/2"

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    Thanks Iceman, I did get my numbers confused. Im curious did you have to drill the holes out where the wheel studs mount to get the new larger studs to fit correctly?

    Im trying to match the 1/2-20 wheel studs that are in the rear axle. I have the stock crap in the front and they are just way to small for my liking.
     
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    You do have to drill.
    As for where I got them from, it was a parts store in europe and we basically took one of my lugs off and matched it with a 1/2" with the same length.
    I believe it ended up being a front from a 2wd five lug.
    I will try and make sure and get you #'s, since I will be doing it to my new axle.
     
  9. u2slow

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    Where did you get the studs to go to 1/2" for the front?

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    How about 70's F100/150/Bronco? They use 1/2 studs and a very similar hub and rotor. Dunno if you need to drill the hubs out bigger... IIRC, the shanks on the 7/16" studs are larger than the threaded portion.
     

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