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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chevy305, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I just picked up a new axel shaft and wheel studs. And I don't have a way to get to a machine shop to press in the wheel studs. Is it possible to hammer them in? Or how about using my impact wrench and washers behind a lug nut to tighten them in?
     
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    dont pull them through with nuts it will stress the lugs. just hammer them through
     
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    Yup........next question :D
     
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    Big C clamp and deep socket.
     
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    Hammer Em
     
  6. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks guys! :waytogo: :bow:


    As it turns out I bought the wrong studs anyway. :doah: :rolleyes: :mad:

    View attachment 30967

    The one on the left is the new one and the one on the right is the old one. I think I got studs for the front wheels not the rear. :crazy:
     
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    i would use a c-clap an a deep socket, hammer is a dumb idea. i would also put some lok-tite or anti-seize on the spline too!
    LUKE
    later bro
     
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    I'm curious (and confused) - why do you suggest one of these two things? One is used to make stuff come apart later and the other is to make stuff not come apart later.



    :confused:
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. When we did mine we used the clamp and socket method, works slick
     
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    i use a brass head hammer
     
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    3 ways to do it...

    The prefered method is a press of course,since most of us backyard mechanics lack one..:rolleyes:

    I've always used a hammer ,if the axle is out of the housing,or the C-clamp and socket method if its installed..

    I've never had a lug stud break after hammering them in,and I aslo used washers and the nut to draw them into the axle without damage,though I can see how doing it that way MIGHT stretch the stud and weaken it..but lug studs are pretty tough steel,and it takes a lot to weaken or break a new one..:crazy:
     
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    The thing about drawing them in with a nut is that it take a ton of force and greatly weakens the stud, i should know, ive had 3 break on a 6 lug hub:eek1:
     
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    i think the major issue with drawing the studs in with a nut is that the little splines on the studs base, bore out the whole, or grind down the splines (i really don't know), and then they aren't going to hold as well as just pressing them streight. Not a fact though, just what i have heard. I've hammered in more than my fair share of wheel studs and it's not fun. C-clamp and socket sounds like the way i'm doing it next time.
     
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    I use my shop press, sorry I had to rub it in, I will go now.
     
  15. Chevy305

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    :angry1: :angry1: Damn you!!


    Are the studs I got for the front or did the guy just hand me the wrong ones?


    BTW i think I will go with the c-clamp and socket method. :D
     
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    it looks like a front stud to me you may also try a vice if you have one insted of the clamp may be more stable
     
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    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks for the advice! :waytogo:

    I used the socket and bench vice method and it turned out pretty good. :D :bow:
     

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