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Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

Besides marginally easier mounting what are the advantages to wheel studs n' nuts over bolts?...
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

You dont really do stud conversions as you want an upgrade from bolts (as there are no advantages when bolts work), its for function. When you fit larger spacers on, the wheels no longer sit on the lip of the hub. This makes centralising the wheel properly alot harder when using wheel bolts, so studs are used to combat this
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

The advantages are that they fit much easier, which on a wet raining night on a dark road with a flat tyre (or a rally stage) a real bonus, the reason most car manufatures use bolts is that they are cheaper.

If you have a track day car or even take your own car to a track it helps if you have a set of wheels/tyres for on the track much easier and quicker to change wheels when using studs/nuts than bolts.
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

Much easier to change in the dark, as was siad above.

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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

thanks guys so might be worth considering...

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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

i changed mine cause i think they look ... simple things for.....

i also had a locking set of nuts that was going spare

i only changed the back though as 1. i cant get pass side locking nut off and 2. i think the studs i brought are too short

for £25 i think it a good useful purchase
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

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Much easier to change in the dark, as was siad above.

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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

On a night section, tight right hander, ditch hook for speed, boulder in ditch, bang, flubba flubba flubba.

Stop car change wheel without the aid of torch. With bolts I'd still be there, studs 'n' nuts, only lost a minute on the section.

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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

I have had a look about but can't figure out exactly what they are lol

They are bolts that screw into the wheel hub, and then stick out, then a nut goes on top of them??

Can the only be used if you fit spacers? What stops the bolts coming loose if how i think they work is correct??

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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

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I have had a look about but can't figure out exactly what they are lol

They are bolts that screw into the wheel hub, and then stick out, then a nut goes on top of them??
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Can they only be used if you fit spacers?
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What stops the bolts coming loose if how i think they work is correct??
I use thread lock on mine, but the torque applied to the nut holds them in

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I use a selection of wheels for different surfaces, they all have different widths so I use spacers sometimes. Using the stud conversion means I can use the same nuts with any wheels.If I was using bolts I would need a selection of them of different lengths.

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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

Ah, very interesting

Don't take mine off that much and only have one set, so I'll stick to bolts, but at least I know know

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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

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I use a selection of wheels for different surfaces, they all have different widths so I use spacers sometimes. Using the stud conversion means I can use the same nuts with any wheels.If I was using bolts I would need a selection of them of different lengths.
Oh another use ... I think my track car may be studded
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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

And for those who do not know, the Siecento Abarth with 14" wheels has a stud conversion, with 10mm spacers at the front and none on the rear to accomodate the bigger wheels, 14" ET36 (36mm off-set)

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Re: Stud conversion... what are the advantages?

Hum, does anyone know where to get short stainless steel M12x1.25 stud convertors from? I've only managed to track down 60 & 80mm studs nothing shorter
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