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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 12th, 05, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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How do I Remove Wheel Studs from Axle???

I have the stock rearend in my 69. Needing to put longer studs in the rear to accomidate the TT2's. How do I remove the wheel studs?
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Re: How do I Remove Wheel Studs from Axle???

Place an old lug nut onto the stud and whack the nut with a BFH.

Now, if the new studs are so long they will not install into the flange with the axle installed in the housing, then you have to remove the rear diff cover, pull out the diff pinion shaft, remove the C-clips, and pull out the axles to remove/replace the studs. Assemble in the reverse order, don't forget to add oil & posi additive.

To install the new studs, one can press them into the flange. Or, one can use two Gr 8 washers and a Gr 8 nut. Lube the threads and the two washers. Place new stud into flange. Place two washers onto new stud. Thread onto the new stud, the nut. Use the nut to 'pull' the new stud into place. Repeat four more times to finish axle. Pepeat for the other side/axle.

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Re: How do I Remove Wheel Studs from Axle???

For maximum differential carrier bearing life it's best to remove the axle shaft and R&R the studs off the car. Using a hammer to remove the studs may damage the carrier bearings.


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Re: How do I Remove Wheel Studs from Axle???

Just a follow up. Got the studs out and replaced with no problem. First I soaked the old stud with penetrating lubricant several times over the course of a couple of days. Then put the lug nut on and hit with a regular claw hammer 3 or 4 times. Stud popped right out. Then reinstalled the new longer stud by putting in the stud, putting a 1/2" wide set collar over the threads, could use washers, running the nut on and tighting with an impact. The impact pulled the stud into place and all is well.

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Very good!!
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Re: How do I Remove Wheel Studs from Axle???

A little confused here, Buildinga55. I put my TT-11's on my stock rearend without any problems. Lugnuts had plenty of thread engagement with the stock studs???
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Re: How do I Remove Wheel Studs from Axle???

I had to replace mine as well on a stock 10 bolt. Maybe someone replaced yours sometime along the line.

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Re: How do I Remove Wheel Studs from Axle???

My stock studs might have stuck out of the TT2's a 1/4" of an inch if that. Probably could have screwed the lug down only 4 or 5 turns. The new stud is about 3/8" longer. Now I can seat the nut about 1/2" or more. This was not a big deal to do or expensive. The studs are $1.49 each at Oreilly and it took maybe 20 minutes to do the whole job. I think the penetrating lub probably helped in the removal.
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Re: How do I Remove Wheel Studs from Axle???

What wheel stud length did everybody use on their TT2's?

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