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02 Blewbyu
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted March 03, 2005 10:52 AM  
Im new to the metric world and I was wondering what size the stock wheel studs are on a 85 regal and if someone makes a 1 inch lug nut that will fit.

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51racing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 138
posted March 03, 2005 11:04 AM  
You'll have to check and see if they are metric or standard threads. If standard they'll be 7/16", can't remember the metric size. Day motorsports carries them for either though.


MetricMonte
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted March 03, 2005 11:26 AM  
I'm thinking 7/16 also, they are pretty small for sure.

mansfief
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted March 03, 2005 01:08 PM  
In the long run you will be ahead if you install 5/8 studs. You will twist the original metric studs off if you torque them to tight with the inch lug nuts. When I first started racing, I twisted two off and missed a race one weekend.

02 Blewbyu
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted March 03, 2005 02:34 PM  
Thanks everyone for the advice.

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racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted March 03, 2005 06:19 PM  
Hey 17J where do you get GOOD 1/2 inch ones i talked to one racing place and they said the parts store. Any suggestions?

snowman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 241
posted March 03, 2005 07:41 PM  
Ford Pick-ups......

Just knock them out of your competitors hauler.......they won't mind???????? LOL

Good Luck,
snowman

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted March 03, 2005 09:29 PM  
LOL I have a ford hauler maybe I could just borrow a few studs out of that

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snowman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 241
posted March 04, 2005 07:37 AM  
Lol......Yeah,Like Racer said.......Same thing I did last time, bought them at o'rielys.....don't remember the part number, but they were for a 1/2 ton Ford PU......

Good Luck,
snowman

Festy46
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted March 04, 2005 04:56 PM  
I get my studs from Prestige Wheel - http://www.prestigewheel.com/ and my 1" lug nuts from Diamond Racing - http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/TOC.htm
I'm running 12mm studs and torque them (with a torque wrench) every time the car goes on the track. I've never twisted one off or lost a wheel.

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bryanb30
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted March 05, 2005 07:50 AM  
day motorsports has moroso wheel studs in 7/16 1/2 and 5/8's sets of 5 for 12 bucks or buy the whole 5/8's kit for 37 bucks.... for the 5/8 you will need the 43/64 drill bit and its 10 bucks and if you are using a hand drill buy 2 bits cause you will break one probably!!!! good luck

backwoodsracer
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted March 05, 2005 08:27 AM  
I got mine from jegs they were 1/2 inch fine thread with a .580 knurl.If your not going to run spacers get the shortest ones you can because it takes forever to install/uninstall lug nuts at the track if you dont have an impact.Take your time drilling out the holes and you will be fine with one bit they are expensive to be breaking them.Be careful on the rear axles they are usually hardened not drillbit frendly if you try to hurry.

02 Blewbyu
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted March 05, 2005 08:34 AM  
Im really experianced with a drill you should have seen me the other day I broke about 8 1/8" in 20 minutes, and I accomplished drilling through a peice of spring steel in 2 days.

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