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Old 09-07-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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How to measure wheel studs?

Im sure at least one out of five people come across this problem, but Google isnt helping. I need new studs on the front axle. They gotta be longer. I can get one off the truck with no problem, but the parts places can only look up by make/model/year and Jegs/Summit sells by exact measurements. What do I do when I have the stud in my hand to know what to buy?
I called Summit and they have longer studs. I just dont know which ones I need. "Wheel Studs, Press-In, 1/2-20 in. x 3 in. Long, .615 in. Diameter Knurl, Set of 5" doesnt really mean much to me.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:42 AM   #2
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

Id take one of the studs to the store and find a lug that will fit it
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:45 AM   #3
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Id take one of the studs to the store and find a lug that will fit it
Id rather not eyeball measure something that has that many digits after the decimal. Its inviting problems.
Plus I need longer studs by at least 1/2". No one local has them. They HAVE to be ordered Summit or Jegs, which requires precise measurments.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:20 AM   #4
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

i use a caliper to measure with// harbor frieght has them with electrronic display for readout, avery handy tool to have at quite reasonable prices
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

Yup I'd take my calipers,one of the old studs and one of the old lug nuts.
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

Just have the parts store look up the origional stud for your truck and look at the specs for it. Then get one how ever much longer you need.
O'Reilly's web site lists the specs. This is for a 74 K10 with a 350:
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...2990&ppt=C0337
Just select your truck search for wheel stud. And BTW a decent parts store should be able to do this for you, but I know those are becoming few and far between.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:29 AM   #7
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Just have the parts store look up the origional stud for your truck and look at the specs for it. Then get one how ever much longer you need.
O'Reilly's web site lists the specs. This is for a 74 K10 with a 350:
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...2990&ppt=C0337
Just select your truck search for wheel stud. And BTW a decent parts store should be able to do this for you, but I know those are becoming few and far between.
I tried that too. Unfortunately, the studs from the parts store dont have any info on them, just the application. So I would still need to measure, lol.
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

Harbor freight does have some decent caliper prices.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #9
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

take the part number from the oriellys... dorman for example and type in yahoo... dorman wheel stud catalog. boom. done. get the measurements from that wheel stud and get one thats longer. simple
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:39 PM   #10
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

You dont even have to do that. The specs are online.
From the link above:

Dorman - Wheel Studs
Part Number: 610-179.1
Line: DOR - Limited Availability
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•UPC: 19495101796
Warranty Info
Mfg. Defect Warranty
Detailed Description
Type: Serrated Stud
Thread Size: 7/16-20
Thread Pitch: Right
Knurl Diameter: .565 in
Length: 1-3/4 in
Shoulder Length: 7/8 in
Head Code: 179
Features: Zinc plated for corrosion resistance

Just search for your application. Find out what you have then you can get them from Summit ect. if you cant get them in the store. Bout as easy as it gets.
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You dont even have to do that. The specs are online.
From the link above:

Dorman - Wheel Studs
Part Number: 610-179.1
Line: DOR - Limited Availability
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•UPC: 19495101796
Warranty Info
Mfg. Defect Warranty
Detailed Description
Type: Serrated Stud
Thread Size: 7/16-20
Thread Pitch: Right
Knurl Diameter: .565 in
Length: 1-3/4 in
Shoulder Length: 7/8 in
Head Code: 179
Features: Zinc plated for corrosion resistance

Just search for your application. Find out what you have then you can get them from Summit ect. if you cant get them in the store. Bout as easy as it gets.
You are right. That was extremely easy. Muchas Gracias!

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MOR-46220/
Wheel Studs, Press-In, 1/2-20 in. x 3 in. Long, .563 in. Diameter Knurl, Set of 5
These are VERY close to those specs you gave me. Are they close enough?
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:52 AM   #12
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You are right. That was extremely easy. Muchas Gracias!

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MOR-46220/
Wheel Studs, Press-In, 1/2-20 in. x 3 in. Long, .563 in. Diameter Knurl, Set of 5
These are VERY close to those specs you gave me. Are they close enough?
I may be confused here but are you trying to put half inch studs where a 7/16" stud was originally?
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:42 AM   #13
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I may be confused here but are you trying to put half inch studs where a 7/16" stud was originally?
I thought that number referred to the twist for the lug nuts. Am I completely wrong? cus when I search 1/2 20 on summit, I get lug nut results.
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

The numbers that you are referring to is the stud diameter and the thread pitch in teeth per inch. If you originally had a 7/16"-20 RH thread wheel stud, then you should go back with a 7/16"-20 RH thread wheel stud. This should be more of what you are looking for...

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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

I saw those too but I was under the assumption that the shoulder was longer on mine.
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

You're right, the front studs on your truck should have a longer shoulder. The only option I see without going to a smaller knurl diameter is this one. The knurl is slightly larger and you may have to drill out the hubs a hair, but more than likely they'll press in with just a little more force.
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Those seem to be exact except for the knurl. Will it be close enough to work?
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

There is a difference of 15 thousandths of an inch between the two, with the new one being the larger one. I would think that they would press-in fine, with just a little more resistance than a stock replacement stud.
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Sounds like a job for WD40! lol. Ok. you made up my mind!
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Re: How to measure wheel studs?

Did you ever purchase and install longer studs? I want longer ones too and hard to find the right ones, as you have noted....
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Did you ever purchase and install longer studs? I want longer ones too and hard to find the right ones, as you have noted....
Ever have one of those months where you gotta sell the wheels n tires on the truck to afford to install the new ones? Lol. They are sitting in my Cart on summitracing.com.


The guy who posted the Dorman info ultimately saved my butt. Goto https://www.dormanproducts.com/catal...ec10_Part2.pdf and find your application, then goto summit and type in the knurl and the turn. Like 7/16 20 .565 or whatever it is
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Ever have one of those months where you gotta sell the wheels n tires on the truck to afford to install the new ones? Lol. They are sitting in my Cart on summitracing.com.
Heard that!
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