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Author: Subject: Amount of wheel nut turns
Stevie_P

posted on 10/10/15 at 02:07 PM Reply With Quote
Amount of wheel nut turns

Bit of a basic question from a novice builder.

I have some wheels for my Indy R and the nuts that come with them (Tuner style?) only turn just over 4 turns from loose to tight.
Build wheels (Sierra ST) with original nuts use about 7 turns.

Do you think 4 turns is safe enough or should I play safe and get longer wheel studs?
The originals are around 40mm in length.

Cheers
Steve

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theduck

posted on 10/10/15 at 02:31 PM Reply With Quote
I have more turns than that on mine and I ideally want loner ones!
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coozer

posted on 10/10/15 at 02:55 PM Reply With Quote
Stud needs to be at least the length in the thread of the but. Are the nuts blind or open?





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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 10/10/15 at 03:53 PM Reply With Quote
You need a lot more treads than that I would get some longer wheel studs .
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Toys2

posted on 10/10/15 at 04:12 PM Reply With Quote
Rough rule of thumb, the length of the thread should be at least equal to it's diameter
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Stevie_P

posted on 10/10/15 at 04:53 PM Reply With Quote
I think the consensus (and the sensible thing to do) seems to be to get some longer studs.

What's the best way to get the originals out? Knock them out with a large hammer or try and press them out?
Had a quick go with a hammer and think it's going to take some effort...

Steve

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iank

posted on 10/10/15 at 05:26 PM Reply With Quote
Press is best if you have access to one, but be careful if using a vice as a press
http://locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=180812





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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 10/10/15 at 05:41 PM Reply With Quote
Warm the hub up a bit and they normally come out with a hammer.
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