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I think that accepted wisdom is that you can use a 6 or 7mm spacer with standard studs and lug nuts. I use open steel lugnuts with a 7mm spacer and the stud does not wind rignt thru the nut but I have not had any problems over many track days. When I was involved in racing this was standard practice (although longer studs were also common).

The steel lug nut gives you a little more margin as it is much more difficult to strip out the threads compared with aluminium.

If you are thinking of replacing rear studs, it is pretty easy. Once the disc is off, you can pound out the old studs and slide in the new ones just by removing the handbrake adjuster. I just pulled the new studs thru using the steel lug nuts and a breaker bar plus long socket.

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Richard
Old 01-02-2004, 02:41 AM
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