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Author Topic:   going to larger lugs
jammin james
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted January 17, 2005 06:43 PM  
how's the easiest way to take the lugs out for redrilling ?? big hammer,heat ??
thanks

redneck racing
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posted January 17, 2005 07:17 PM  
Knock them through with a hammer. Eddie

ryan
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posted January 17, 2005 09:09 PM  
Heck a claw hammer will get the job done just smack em.

racer17j
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posted January 18, 2005 06:59 PM  
is the redrilling somthing you can do on a drill press or should i send to a machine shop?

quickgriz
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted January 20, 2005 08:24 PM  
did mine on a drill press. no problems

Blackgold
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted January 20, 2005 09:46 PM  
Don.t ever use a claw hammer to beat on any thing that is hard metal.They will chip and the chips will put out eyes! I'm living proof of this.
Blind in one eye.

Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted January 21, 2005 06:53 AM  
if you are putting 5/8" studs in, make sure you use the 43/64" drill bit! the first time i did it i was told just to use a 5/8" bit and found out that didn't work.

wermm
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted January 21, 2005 07:49 PM  
speedracer beat me to it. I have four studs on my car that had to be tack welded to the rotor because someone used the wrong sized bit.

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted January 21, 2005 10:33 PM  
we have to run 1 inch lug nuts and large studs no reference to exact size. the hole the stud goes into is slightly smaller to allow tight fit?

Eljojo
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posted January 22, 2005 06:40 AM  
This would be a great oppertunity to support one of our forum sponsors, "Day Motorsports". They offer a kit that contains the studs, the lug nuts, AND the drill bit.

chevelle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 71
posted January 22, 2005 02:11 PM  
We didn't even use a dril press to drill mine just took it slow and let the hole guide the bit, and held on. got em all straight.

jammin james
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted January 23, 2005 01:21 PM  
ordered my kit from day 36.99 plus 9.99 for the drill bit expected to arrive tommorrow . will be using a drill press
thanks


NEED2SPEED
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted January 23, 2005 07:56 PM  
JJ,

If you got spare axles. Drill out the spares too. This will save you alot of time now instead of at the track between races in case an axle gets bent or break one. Good luck.

Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted January 24, 2005 06:53 AM  
The bit from Day Motorsports is the one I had too and it works great. I have drilled rotors, hubs, and axles on 3 cars now and it is still going strong. Use some oil/lubricant and go slow so you don't overheat the bit.

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted January 24, 2005 10:35 AM  
does day motorsports have a web page?

jammin james
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted January 24, 2005 06:07 PM  
http://www.daymotorsports.com/index.php

jammin james
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted February 05, 2005 04:28 PM  
drilled the rotors and it seems the base of the lug is to big to go into the hole on the backside to seat properly any suggestions?? all i can see to do is either grind part of the base off or have the rotors drilled out by a mill, if i grind off part of the base can i put a tack on it for insurance?
thanks

jammin james
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posted February 06, 2005 09:32 AM  
ttt

Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted February 06, 2005 01:19 PM  
I had the exact same problem on my front rotors. I just ground the heads down until they fit perfectly in the hole. i didn't tack them but it might not hurt, but i have 3 full seasons on those hubs now and i never had a problem.

[This message has been edited by Speedracer92 (edited February 06, 2005).]

dirty58
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted February 06, 2005 02:13 PM  
after redrilling allways tack em in place alittle work in the shop saves alot at the track

merlinmech2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted February 07, 2005 07:44 AM  
keep in mind the knurled part of the stud is supposed to fit VERY tight. If after you put them in they are a little loose, after time they will be real loose.

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