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After years of abuse with the impact wrench, my lugnuts and wheel studs are stripped or damaged in some way, so it's time to replace them.
I've attached a pic of 3 wheel studs, the longest one is from the front, and the 2 shorter ones are from either the rear axle or rear drum. Should I be getting studs with the splines or should i get ones with the straight part on the head? I pulled these off some spare axles/drums/discs, so I'm not sure what years there from.
One more thing, today I went to napa and they want over $2.00 (US$1.30) canadian for 1 wheel stud, and $2.09 (US$1.37) for 1 lug nut. Is this price about right, or does it seem high?
I've never had a stud off a samurai but it looks like 2 of those have a flat area on the head which keeps them from turning againt a shoulder while the other needs the splines. I figure you'll have to buy them for which ever is required. Ask on the board a lot of people probably have several laying around and lug nuts from wheel changes.
Les Schwab tires couldn't even get a lug nut for my rig. I was going to go through Napa to replace mine as the threads are gettin pretty rough. None of my studs seem to have those splines sticking out.
Napa in America wanted $3.00 US for one acorn lug nut. I needed 20 so that would have been $60.00 for all of them. I bought my lug nuts from Kragen which only charged $1.50 US for one acorn lug nut. The regular lug nut style was a bit cheaper at Kragen. I think it was about four regular nuts for about $4.49 US.