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Old 10-13-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
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install a stud/nut kit?

I recently received my damaged 18'' wheel back from Wheel Wizard of Atlanta .Fantastic job! I installed them and they look awesome.The staggered 18'' wheel /tire setup was purchased with the car for an extra $175! Tires are like new.A steal! I noticed that with the deep dish ,that the lug bolts were extremely hard to get started.I resorted to an extension and socket.I see the stud/nut sets offered.Seems like a much better setup.Any Pros and Cons? Opinions? Thanks for any feedback

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Old 10-21-2014, 09:52 AM   #2
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Pros:
Fit various spacers without having to buy different lugs
easy to install and remove wheels

Cons:
if you don't thread lock them they can back out over time
you lose the clean wheel look (could be a pro if you like the long race car wheel stud look)
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.I ordered and rec'd a set from a member/vendor here ,Smilez.I haven't installed them yet,but will absolutely use red threadlocker.I was told to torque the studs to 25-30 ft/lbs.
The studs and wheels on your car look amazing!
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:46 AM   #4
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lol not mine, stole the picture. My neighbor has a m6 gran coupe just like that though, looks good.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:22 PM   #5
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Like the studs on a new M. Studs to 30lbs, what about the nuts?
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 AM   #6
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I am going to torque the nuts to stock setting for the lug bolts. I don't have the manual in front of me,but I think it is 85 ft/lbs.
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Studs 18-30, lugs 75-80 from what i've been reading. As long as you run loctite, 18+ seems to be fine for studs
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Thanks for the heads up...that is what I will torque them to.
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