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Wheel Stud Selection

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by loafer, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. loafer

    loafer 1/2 ton status

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    Who carries a decent selection of wheel studs? I've tried Summit, Jegs and the local parts store, but am wondering if there are any other options with a better selection.
    Thanks!
     
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    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    Have you tried your local parts store, I've found them at Advanced, Napa, Autozone, Oriely's etc.
     
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    I believe rockauto carries a decent selection, but depends if you are looking for something specific or not.

    Dorman is something you can search for people selling studs, but it's harder to find knurl diameter than it is to find length and thread size. (if you are looking for something not real common)
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out.

    I'm looking to replace the 9/16-18 studs on my 6-lug 14bsf with 1/2-20. The 9/16 lug nuts don't fit the my stock wheels too well, and where I'm going to be lug-cetric now wtih the 14 bolt sf I want to make sure the nuts seat corectly on the rims.

    I've found a few 1/2-20 studs with the correct knurl diameter (0.615") but they are either way too long or a little too short. I can live with the long ones, but they look pretty lame with such a long stud stickiing out. An ideal length would be 2".
     
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    i got my new studs for $1.48 a piece at advance auto for 14ff. im sure they have them for 14sf.
     
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    I was actually looking for replacement studs for my 6 lug 14SF too, but it's got 14MM threads.

    IIRC, the knurl diameter on the 14MM was different than what you have. Seems odd this stuff changed.

    I was hoping I could find ones that would allow me to run the same lugs front/rear (stock K5 studs/lugs on front) but didn't have much luck. I guess having two different lug sizes might make wheel theft take a bit longer lol.

    14's are huge comparitively, but they do fit my stock wheels, just barely.
     
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    That is strange. I only have one 6-lug shaft right now, so I guess i need to make sure that I find another one with 9/16 studs. And I thought all 6-lug shafts were the same The 9/16 studs are actually slightly larger than the 14mm ones, so you can see why I want to go down to 1/2-20.
     
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    Looks like the entire Dorman catalog is available online, and you can certainly spend time looking at the wheel studs there, if you click on the applications once you pick a vehicle, it will tell you most of the important specs.
     
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    your local junk yard... bring a couple extra closed end lug nuts with ya and a larger hamer....
    Grant
     
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    wheel studs are way too cheap of an item for me to risk using used pieces from a junkyard...and my time is far more valuble than the cost of new studs than the time it would take me to drive to junkyard, find a suitable donar and beat the studs out.

    Oreilly, Advance, Autozone, NAPA should have what you are looking for.
     
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    I stand corrected. I re-measured the studs last night: the 6-lug 14bsf are 14mm, the 8-lug 14bsf I have is 9/16. Both have the same knurl diameter of 0.615".

    The threads are so close between the two that I could thread the 9/16 nut onto the 14mm studs, this is why I thought the 6-lug axles were 9/16.

    Sorry for the confussion.
     
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    Huh. Knurl diameter I see at online sources shows .625" or .6272", which was supposedly based on GVW. I think that is the diff between the 14SF and 14FF though since I was looking at 1988 3/4 ton 2WD pickup parts.

    Now if I could find some 7/16 studs with that knurl, (all much smaller from what I've seen) I could change all the studs to match.
     
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    Have you looked at the Moroso and ARP wheel studs?

    No idea if they offer what you need, just tossing out some other options.
     
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    Dorman....

    I have a Dorman catalog with stud sizes listed numerically if that will help you any..(not sure if Dorman is still in bussiness or not!)..If you list the knurl,and what size thread and length,I can try to look up what you need..They list more studs than most any other brand..(at least they used to!).. :crazy:
     
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    Looking for a knurl diameter of either 0.615 or 0.625 with 7/16 thread

    or...if we can convert the front studs to 1/2-20 from 7/16 (0.472 knurl)
    One of these stud options should work in the rear to make both front and rear 1/2-20:

    Moser: 1/2-20 stud, 0.625 knurl, 1.75" length, Summit part # MSR-8368
    Moser: 1/2-20 stud, 0.615 knurl, 1.5" length, Summit part # MSR-8030

    Moroso: 1/2-20 stud, 0.615 knurl, 3.00' length, Summit part # MOR-46180
     

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