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Old 27-08-2006   #16
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

I got the impression they're chromed or zinc covered mild steel
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

why do you want stainless steel studs?is stainless not more prone to stress shear?
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depends on the stainless, the fabrication team use a specific stainless at work instead of mild-steel due to better shear resistance, other stuff however isn't as good as mild... I want it so it doesn't get shoddy looking # years down the line
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

more down to the nuts then,i just removed my studs to fit my new wheels.
mild steel and had been on for 90k miles.
no rust etc,just dark metal,dont see them anyway other than wheels off
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

I was looking at black open wheel nuts thus you will see the end of the studs.
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

I think I heard that stainless steel is also self lubricating, not very good in an application with a lot of vibration.

The wheel bolts and I would think studs will be made of hardened steel. Different to zinc coated or plain mild steel bolts and much stronger in tension.
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Marine grade stainless bolts have a higher shear point i believe, better than that of EN8 which is a high carbon steel, 318 grade

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