Stud and Nut conversion

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tyres' started by Big Ben, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Little bit of advice would be appreciated chaps.

    I’m going to do a stud conversion and have all the right parts now. What I’m wondering is can I do it without putting the car on axle stands and waiting hours for the loctite to go off before putting wheels back on?

    Ideally I’d fit the wheel straight on the newly installed studs and torque the nut to 120nm and move on to the next one. Car would then be rolled straight back in garage and jobs a good un.

    Is this a huge no-no?

    Cheers
     

  2. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Did mine straight away mate



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  3. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    I jacked up 1 side, fitted both then left them for an hour before I dropped the wheels back on then did the other side

    Was a quick our, doing other stuff
     
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  4. suj

    suj Paid Member

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    What Loctite you using Ben?

    Yeah I was going to do what Nick said.
     
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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    268. Fit and forget hopefully!
     
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  6. F3x

    F3x Paid Member

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    Which kit did you bought?
     
  7. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    I used 270

    as recommended by a mate of mine
     
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  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Bimec one
     
  9. suj

    suj Paid Member

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    So speaking to a mate, he suggested not to use 268, it's a bit overkill and pain to remove, he said 270 or 272 would be spot on.
     
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  10. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    I've got enough 270 left for everyone on here lol
     
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  11. suj

    suj Paid Member

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    I got some 272 off my mate, so will throw that on.
     
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  12. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    A mate of mine said 268 lol so I’ll go with that. I’ve bought it now anyhow. Sounds like I won’t have to worry about them falling out!:grinning:
     
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  13. Clint197

    Clint197 Gold Member

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    Hi. Can I ask, what is the advantage of a stud and nut kit? Cheers.
     
  14. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    If your swapping wheels over frequently like Trackdays etc... the stud is held into the hub which provides a guide when putting the wheel back on, thus saving time.

    Others also prefer them for show.
     
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  15. Clint197

    Clint197 Gold Member

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    Ahhh. Thanks!
     
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  16. Zeezal

    Zeezal Paid Member

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    Don't forget if you strip the stud or cross the nut on it you can change it out and not have to mess around installing a new hub flange which isn't exactly straight forward. Same again like Beany said about changing wheels frequently you put the wear and tear onto a easier to change component.
     
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  17. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    @Big Ben
    You don't have to wait for the loctite to dry. Don't use too much loctite either.

    All it does is stop it from coming un done, you can bolt them in, fit the wheel and torque. Then go onto the next one.

    You wouldn't want to undo them before the loctite has gone off.
     
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  18. suj

    suj Paid Member

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    Also to add to above, another advantage is, if you are running spacers it makes it easier to align them when putting wheels on.
     
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  19. rcwsr

    rcwsr Paid Member

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    That was the main reason for doing studs on mine.
     

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