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Thread: Wheel Studs

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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    why.......?
    My guess is the welded stud would be more prone to cracking due to the HAZ under load than a press fit.Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    why.......?
    Surely you do not need that explained.

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    Actually I do. Does anyone even know what the OP is doing with the wheel studs. If they were talking about replacing studs on a car or trailer part I would agree welding would not be the way.
    That certaintly is NOT the worst advice I've seen on this forum.
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    It's going thru 1/4" x 4" flat bar, not much for the knurl part to hold on to maybe 2 tacks wouldn't be a bad idea. It wouldn't hurt anything that's for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    why.......?
    On many cars the wheel is centered by the the studs. If you allow the studs to float around you will loose that. Not sure what tolerances matter, but lets just say most hubs are machined to better than .001. .001 is the kind of runout a good set of brake rotors (which sit on top of the hub) have when bolted to the hubs.

    The bolts are heat treated. You want to mess with that?

    Anyway:

    From this page: http://www.arp-bolts.com/FAQ/Answers.html

    "To determine what drill size you need for your wheel studs, you will need to know your axle/hub material and the wheel stud knurl diameter. If your axle/hub material is cast iron/steel your drill size will be .005˝ less than the knurl diameter. If your axle/hub material is aluminum, your drill size will be .007˝ less that the knurl diameter. The Wheel Studs Section in the catalog shows the knurl diameter sizes."
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    Quote Originally Posted by m.k.swelding View Post
    do it the easy way and drill it a size bigger then weld it in place
    thats what welders do!!!!........they like to weld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by con_fuse9 View Post
    On many cars the wheel is centered by the the studs. If you allow the studs to float around you will loose that. Not sure what tolerances matter, but lets just say most hubs are machined to better than .001. .001 is the kind of runout a good set of brake rotors (which sit on top of the hub) have when bolted to the hubs.

    The bolts are heat treated. You want to mess with that?

    Anyway:

    From this page: http://www.arp-bolts.com/FAQ/Answers.html

    "To determine what drill size you need for your wheel studs, you will need to know your axle/hub material and the wheel stud knurl diameter. If your axle/hub material is cast iron/steel your drill size will be .005˝ less than the knurl diameter. If your axle/hub material is aluminum, your drill size will be .007˝ less that the knurl diameter. The Wheel Studs Section in the catalog shows the knurl diameter sizes."
    If you read the OP's original post he is using wheel studs but they are NOT being used as wheel studs.

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    That's my point.........But what is he making??
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    Default Are you making a spare tire carrier?

    I had a spare tire carrier on a travel trailer and the studs were pushed through a hole and welded onto the 1/8" plate. It was made by a trailer parts place in Indianna.

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    So in a way they are being used as wheel studs, sorta'. I put a spare tire carrier on my trailer, I tacked the studs (2) on the backside in 2 or 3 places. I used mag wheel locks because the tire is just hanging out there saying "take me". They could still take it but.....at least I'm making an attempt to keep them honest.

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