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2024/02/22 19:40:05 (permalink)
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Need help finding Longer wheel stud

Hi, I have had alloys on my car for 10+ years it’s a 1600 converted to 2 litre I took it to a new old mechanic last week and he rang me to say I needed new wheel studs as mine are too short. It turns out that they are the originals and only hanging on by about 6mm of thread.
The big problem I’ve had is finding replacements locally I’m after something in the likes of 46mm from the shoulder 13mm knurl 8mm long, there are some in England that are 55mm just a tad to long but if nothing local turns up looks like it will be it.

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John

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    Re: Need help finding Longer wheel stud 2024/02/22 19:50:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby wombat2509 2024/02/22 23:32:31
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    Try these guys are worth a try, used them before, lots of options and quick postage.
     
    Wheel Stud & Nuts (niceproducts.com.au)

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    Re: Need help finding Longer wheel stud 2024/02/22 20:45:05 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby wombat2509 2024/02/22 23:32:19
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    That's really silly that the mech claims the lugs are too short as that's the way they all came from factory.
    Depending on the wheels you can get acorn nuts with a shank to gather a few more threads. I did this on my ute which runs metric 12x1.5 lugs and are longer than Escort .
    Just make sure the new studs/lugs are high tensile or they'll fail real quick, not being a scaremonger, I've had a couple of studs strip threads.
    Check out the Drewdog link or if your a bit engineery buy Falcon studs and drill your axles, hubs to match the knurl. I've done this to a few Escorts over the years ..
    Go to a wrecker and knock out a set of Falcon, and maybe Focus or fiesta studs to see which works best.
    Good luck
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    Re: Need help finding Longer wheel stud 2024/02/22 23:34:57 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the reply's I’ll have a closer look at the wheel thickness and see if Nice have one that fits.
    John
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    Re: Need help finding Longer wheel stud 2024/02/23 10:09:28 (permalink)
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    might be a bit late John, but Nice are definately the way to go.
    I went through the same nightmare  last year, when setting my hubs up for new Compomotives.
    Definately measure the rim face thickness.
     
    I'd also go to the trouble of taking a stud out of the front and rear hubs, and measuring what you actually have.
    Front and rears are often different, so to the knurl dimensions. Its easy to knock one out with a nut on it
    Also too, check if you might need the thread to go almost fully to the hub face, mine dont quite, which means you cant really run the thinner std steel wheels, just incase you had a spare.
    Nice wee the only place that had the products, and you can buy online direct, cheaper than Bursons, Supercheap etc.
    I've used S380, and S338, and you can buy them with/without nuts.
     
     
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    Re: Need help finding Longer wheel stud 2024/02/26 01:11:49 (permalink)
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    I had those wheels on mine once, no issues.  Have you checked the length of the nuts?  It could be as simple as buying longer nuts.  They should stop just short of the back face of the wheel.  Also you have used mm in you OP but the original studs are not metric.
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    Re: Need help finding Longer wheel stud 2024/02/29 19:08:13 (permalink)
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    Yep as Drew said. Nice products are where I source my studs for various configurations
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