Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Huntington In.
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I'm a cheap-arse too... only had to buy the studs and spacers. I'm swimming in 9/16" lugnuts from all the Fords & 2ndgens I've parted out.
What got to me is the fact that the cummins W250 uses the smallest studs with the heaviest-duty axle and heaviest engine. Snapped one stud already.... and I load the truck to gross 10,000# whenever it suits me
Then added ~50# of rolling mass to each corner going from 235/85R16 to 295/70R17 (steel wheels). Now add the extra 2" of aluminum spacer. Darn rights I want bigger studs.
The wheel studs aren't the only thing that Dodge went cheap on when they built them. That's why we are rebuilding them better.
84 K5 Blazer 97 12v, 47re with E-TransControl, Dodge Dana 60 with free spin hubs, Dana 70, B&M Mega shifter
96 F350 SC dually zf5, 4x4, 92 Cummins, THD 5x12's, THD fuel pin, THD HVLP with adjustable fuel pressure mod, WM, h1c 60/60/12cm WG wired