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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 04, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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I'm making a lot of progress on the Camaro. Just about to start it and move it 10' or so. There is still a lot of work to do.

I was mounting up a set of aluminum rims (thanks choptop [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] ) and realized I need longer studs. The stock studs are 3/4" and I need 1 or 1 1/4" studs. My local good ol' fashioned auto parts store, couldn't come up with an exact cross.

I may be off on my figures here as I try to make my point. The bore that the stud fits into seems to be different for each make and model. Mine are 0.564 knurl. The only replacement we could find was exact - 3/4". The 1" long studs have different knurls like -0.576.

Does anyone know where I can get a plug and play replacement? It's beginning to look like I'll have to have my disks reamed for the longer studs. 0.564 to 0.576 is a 0.012" interferance. I'm afraid it won't go.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 04, 07:45 AM
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Are you sure you need longer studs? Maybe you need deeper lug nuts? Some mag wheels have special nuts required. Just a thought.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 04, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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I think the lug nuts are correct. They are pretty much standard nuts with a hardened face that meets against the countersunk mating surface of the wheel. The openings aren't large enough for the nuts with long shank that protrudes inside the wheel openings. 1" studs would solve all my problems.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 04, 06:02 PM
 
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I have had good luck at NAPA. They have a catalog with various size studs (length, diameter and knurl diameter). I have used NAPA studs with a slightly larger knurl diamater than factory with no problem pulling them into the wheel hub. A 576 knurl should work in place of a 564 knurl....it did for me. From talking to various machinists it is not a good idea to try and drill out your hub stud holes for a larger knurl diameter as it is hard to keep the drill bit centered. Some people have drilled a new set of stud holes offset evenly from the existing set. Lube your 576 knurl stud with WD-40 and pull it through the hub with an good condition stud nut bearing on some good condition flat washers...Scott
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I see. [img]smile.gif[/img]

Try a truck repair shop if all else fails.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 04, 10:17 AM
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Moroso lists studs that are 3" long for NHRA racers. You can get them from most speed shops. It's easier to shorten than lengthen.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 04, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the encouraging news ssfrebo. I figure if worse comes to worse, I can remove the front disks and press them in (or out). I think you have convinced me.

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