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Fitting longer rear studs

Postby kit » 12 May 2016, 20:46

I have got myself a couple of rear hubs with standard studs and I was going to fit longer ones and then replace my hubs, I found removing the studs fairly straight forward using a ball joint splitter and was wondering if anyone had ever pressed in new ones using a similar method as I don't have access to a press I was thinking this might be an option?
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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby ELVIS » 12 May 2016, 23:01

Go to your local friendly garage that you use, smile sweetly and ask to make a contribution to tea boat.
It's a job that takes ten/fifteen minutes.
Get em pressed in. Do it once, do it properly :ok
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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby weegaz22 » 19 May 2016, 12:22

I would try to use a large long reach socket slipped over the stud and use an old wheel nut to pull it into the hub if no access to a press :mrgreen:
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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby Titus A Duxass » 19 May 2016, 13:00

weegaz22 wrote:I would try to use a large long reach socket slipped over the stud and use an old wheel nut to pull it into the hub if no access to a press :mrgreen:


Winding them in with a wheel is not acceptable.
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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby silverbullet » 19 May 2016, 19:20

I have a pair of totally f***** rear hub flanges at work, "fitted" with long studs. They are actually wavy, and I dont mean by a few thou' either!
I imagine they got in such a state by someone struggling to fit the studs by the "pull 'em in" method.
Considerable force is required to fit aftermarket wheel studs, the knurling behind the head is a lot coarser than that on the original studs.

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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby ELVIS » 19 May 2016, 19:31

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Forgot about them, they came from the Danish Slambulance I bought and broke about three years ago IIRC.
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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby silverbullet » 19 May 2016, 19:35

I do believe that the BW shop pages for wheel studs do have a word or three to say about correct fitting

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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby Itsblue » 06 Jul 2017, 10:45

i Removed and refitted my studs this week , white overhauling the rear trailing arm , when i came to refit the studs i poped the stud in the hole :roll:
using the wheel nut tighted it as far as it was possible to pull it in , the took the hammer to the back side and hammered it all the way in , pretty easy :ok
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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby kit » 05 Aug 2017, 13:57

Just re read the instructions on the Bricwerks page and if I read correctly it says you can hammer them in?
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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby kit » 12 Jul 2018, 22:16

Finally got them last week :)
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Re: Fitting longer rear studs

Postby what2do » 23 Jul 2018, 20:54

Itsblue wrote:i Removed and refitted my studs this week , white overhauling the rear trailing arm , when i came to refit the studs i poped the stud in the hole :roll:
using the wheel nut tighted it as far as it was possible to pull it in , the took the hammer to the back side and hammered it all the way in , pretty easy :ok


Nobody said it was difficult. The problem with this method is it comes with risks.
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