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Longer Wheel stud for 6 lug?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by toy4x4runner, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. toy4x4runner

    toy4x4runner 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know if they make a stud for the (Front) D44/10 bolt just longer than OEM length? Or is there a "upgrade" stud to put in there, like 1/2" or somin.
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Check out what they used on solid-axle F150s... they are 1/2" and have similar hub/rotor configuration. You may need to drill first, but I would think its a worthy upgrade...considering how often I see a broken 7/16" stud on a 1/2-ton.
     
  3. toy4x4runner

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    Not a bad idea, didn't think about that. Looks like Ford uses 2 differnt wheel studs depending on configuration 97041 or a 98224 (Autozone #). I also looked up a 3/4 ton 4x4 p/u and burban. they use a 98718 (610-180 dorman)stud. I'll take my vaneer caliper with me to the parts store and have them pull them all and measure them out comparing it to a OEM stud. I'd like to have them 1/2" longer and either 1/2" thread or 12MM. Don't really care if they match the rear yota axle or not. just as long as the stud fits properly into the hub stud hole.
     
  4. shane74

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    Use the 1/2" wheel studs from the 3/4 ton D44. You'll have to drill out your hubs and rotors to press them in, but it's easy to do. We have done that for several people that want to run the 6 lug 14BSF axle and have matching wheel studs all around.
     
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    :confused: I looked up some studs for a 3/4 ton and they said it was 9/16" studs.
     
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    Ford used 1/2" studs on most of the 70's 3/4-tons. GM used 9/16" on the 3/4-tons... as you already found out. ;)
     
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    I found a 1/2"-20 stud used on Fords, that has the same knurl diameter as our 7/16" studs do, .565". and the stud is longer:) (2 3/32") I'm gonna try and run the 12mm studs though, just to make it match the rear toy axle, but if I can't find them or whatever I'll just run the 1/2" ford studs. Either stud should be a direct replacement, no drilling (on the hubs at least). The metric 12mm stud has a .564" knurl diamter... so we'll see what happens. I'm gonna buy 1 stud of each and see which fits better on a spare hub/rotor I have laying around. then go back and by 11 more of the better fitting one.
     

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