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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2014, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Yes i have used the search. learned everything i could find out.

I would like to know if its safe to use 1/2 inch lugs/studs to bolt on 9/16 spacers i will be converting to 9/16 studs sooner or later but i don't want dumping the extra money into it right now when i have to spend close to $300 on spacers.

I didnt plan on buying wheels yet anyways but for $200 for nice wheels, tires, caps, and lugs i couldnt let them go

They should look pretty good. Especially compared to the junk pile they will be sitting under. lol




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I would not do it. You have a big hole with a little bolt. That bolt could easily move around and ruin your day. It might ruin the spacers or rims.

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I would not do it. You have a big hole with a little bolt. That bolt could easily move around and ruin your day. It might ruin the spacers or rims.
yeah thats what my concern was. well these 200 dollar wheels are probably going to turn out to be 700 dollar wheels by time i get them on. I figure if i'm going to pull the shafts to put in new studs i might as well install new seals and bearings while im at it.

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are you sure those wheels will fit seems like I read a thread about that and they are spaced wrong and will hit the break drum. I may not be correct you might check before changing studs. that might be the spacers your talking about.

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are you sure those wheels will fit seems like I read a thread about that and they are spaced wrong and will hit the break drum. I may not be correct you might check before changing studs. that might be the spacers your talking about.
Yeah the purpose of the spacers is so I can use the wheels without hitting. The purpose of using spacers with 9/16 studs instead of 1/2 inch studs is so I can use the factory 3rd gen lugs that are needed to hold on the center caps

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thanks that's good to know.

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thanks that's good to know.
No problem! I'm pretty excited to get them on. I guess even if it does cost me close to $700 to get them on, it's still cheaper then new wheels and tires

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anyone have a link to good 9/16 studs to use? or the specs for the factory 1/2 inch studs so i can match them up

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I'm running 3rd gen wheels with 1/2in thick 9/16 lug spacers and they work fine, might have to do a little caliper grinding though, i'm not sure.

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Zgb112, Dorman PN 610-283 is the best fitting stud to use.

Couple other things worth noting:

You'll need two sets of lug nuts. Reason being is that most spacers come with REALLY crappy lug nuts, you'll need to use 3/4" head, 9/16" open head nuts. They will fit down inside the bore of the spacers without needing a special thin walled socket. Second set is so the hubcaps will stick on the lug nuts, I used a used set of second gen lug nuts. 15/16" head, 9/16" nuts. If you got a set that will work, you're money ahead.

Don't buy the studs from your local favorite parts store, they'll charge you $2-4 each. Get on eBay and buy them that way, I paid $18 for a box of ten, X3. Then bought two individual ones.

Don't grind the calipers. Run 1.5" or 2" spacers. Steel ones are the best to use, but are really spendy.

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Zgb112, Dorman PN 610-283 is the best fitting stud to use.

Couple other things worth noting:

You'll need two sets of lug nuts. Reason being is that most spacers come with REALLY crappy lug nuts, you'll need to use 3/4" head, 9/16" open head nuts. They will fit down inside the bore of the spacers without needing a special thin walled socket. Second set is so the hubcaps will stick on the lug nuts, I used a used set of second gen lug nuts. 15/16" head, 9/16" nuts. If you got a set that will work, you're money ahead.

Don't buy the studs from your local favorite parts store, they'll charge you $2-4 each. Get on eBay and buy them that way, I paid $18 for a box of ten, X3. Then bought two individual ones.

Don't grind the calipers. Run 1.5" or 2" spacers. Steel ones are the best to use, but are really spendy.


yeah that is the part number that keeps coming up when i search. so thats what it'll have buy then. hope they work! they worked well for you, front and rear? w350 use the same axles as the w250?

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