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wheel studs

Postby mmw » June 16th, 2015, 7:24 pm

I don't really like the lug bolts on bugs so I installed pressed in studs. I used Napa # 641-1264 which is M12-1.5 x 36 mm long. In order for the head of the stud to sit flat I had to slightly grind the drum. I then drilled out the threaded holes in the drum using a 15/32 drill bit & pressed in the new studs. The lug nuts I ordered were Dorman #611-201 which have the proper ball seat for VW rims. On two of the holes a previous owner had installed heli-coils. On these two I had to put three tack welds on the knurled part of the stud to get an acceptable press fit. I trust studs so much more than the bolts, plus it makes putting on the wheels that much easier.

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Re: wheel studs

Postby jhicken » June 18th, 2015, 10:24 am

When I switched to the 5x130 I went to studs. Much easier to install wheels.

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Re: wheel studs

Postby Casey » August 24th, 2015, 9:50 am

Pretty cool modification. How much did the studs cost you for all 4 drums?
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Re: wheel studs

Postby mmw » August 25th, 2015, 8:00 am

They were $1.80 each. I only did the rears as the fronts have studs already because of the disc brake kit. Chrome lug nuts were $13 for a pack of 10.
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