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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2007, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up HELP! Need longer wheel studs. SOLUTION!

I waited as the Mickey Thompson DC-1 wheels I wanted were backordered and finally had an opportunity to have the installed yesterday. Because these are aluminum and not steel the mounting flange is thicker, making it impossible for the lug nuts to get started, let alone tightened to any kind of acceptable torque.

If you haven't noticed, the front CJ studs are a strange breed that the parts guys can't find. Even I wne through the entire line up in-stock and couldn;t find a thing that would work. The rears are more straight forward and should be easier to find, but I'm stuck on the fronts.

I really want this thing done for the weekend. Any tips or tricks out there. Beings how the Jeep studs are fairly short anyway, I can't believe that thi is the first time this has come up... but I can't find anything searching.

Any help or ideas are greatly appreciated. I'm so close to being finished, but keep running into snags with things that should be "bolt on" and go.

Is this the only hammer you've got?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-18-2007, 06:49 AM
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Check with the parts store or a different parts store. If you find a good parts guys they will pull out the book and find something that will work. This is what you get for buying bling...
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Skip the DumbZone. The Napa store here had them on the shelf.
Dorman is the manufacture, PN 610106 is what I used but you may need something else .... but it's a place to start.

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NAPA and CarQuest will never fail you for those hard-to-find parts. Also check a salvage yard for another CJ with modified studs.
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Solved!! I went back today and after some more careful measuring we found a Dorman application for front and rear.

So if anyone else runs into this, Dorman part number 610227 will work for the fronts, and is between 1/2 to 3/4 longer than stock.

I have a import rear disc set up, but Dorman part number 610290 worked well, The knurl is a little longer and I had to drill out my rotors to 5/8" to fit over the knurl. With stock drum brakes the drum would have to be drilled out, but it's super easy. These are almost a full inch longer than stock.

Thanks for the replies... with a little luck I'll FINALLY be able to post a pic of the finished build tomorrow...

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