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Old 11-03-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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so, here is a question. i currently have press-in studs on the front of my car. they are not long enough for the amount of spacer i want to run and i want to replace them with longer ones.

so, once you have pressed-in a stud, are the threads ruined forever after so that i cannot replace them with screw-in studs?

bonus question - possible to get press-in studs out without removing the hub?

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Old 11-04-2017, 05:25 AM   #2
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I doubt that you can install a threaded stud after using a press in stud The ridges would destroy the threads. However longer press in studs are a possibility. I haven't looked at the bearing holder and hub recently, but I thought there was a spot where there was enough clearance to press a stud out. You might try a clamping ball joint tool to press out the old stud.



You could also try a puller like this one to run the nut on the new stud to pull the new stud into the hub.
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:32 AM   #3
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Is a helicoil or timesert possible?
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:30 AM   #4
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Is a helicoil or timesert possible?
Hmm, using helicoils on a hub does not sound like a very safe idea, hopefully someone more knowledgeable than myself will pitch in..

PS: perhaps getting a couple of used hubs from Woody may be a safer option.

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Couldn't you use these type of spacers?

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Hmm, using helicoils on a hub does not sound like a very safe idea, hopefully someone more knowledgeable than myself will pitch in..
I agree, that is not a good idea. Keeping the wheels on the car is probably the number one thing to worry about.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:11 AM   #7
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Couldn't you use these type of spacers?

thatís a good idea. lots of weight, though, all spinning around. i had a look last night and it should be possible to remove the current press-in studs and fit some longer ones without pulling the hubs. or wait and put some new hubs in when i do the bearings (they are about due anyway).

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