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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:27 pm 
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Broke a front wheel stud today. Because of crappy lug nuts. Going to go up in size on the fronts now. I see that it is a captive rotor design. Will I need to full disassemble the wheel hub assembly? Or is there an easier way to do this without tearing everything apart and rebuilding? I mean I would have to replace wheel bearing and such as I don't think I can rip it all apart and not have to do that. Unless there is an easier way I don't know of.

I'd hate to go all the way thru this for wheel studs. But if I must, I must. Suggestions welcome.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:40 pm 
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Read this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29003
It answers all your questions.
You'll want the 107DD or equivalent while you're in there.

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DIY Wheel Align: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42479
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:42 am 
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Or you can cruise the junkyards , find yourself a Metro convertible , take the hubs and brakes of it and you will have better brakes and M12 studs. Everything bolts right on Mk1


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:11 pm 
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Wasn't that much of a pain in the butt as I thought it was going to be. Seems with a little pulling the spindle/hub came right out. Minimal effort. I may do a right up with pictures soon on how to do this. As 12" wheels are becoming non existent and if you can find them they can be costly.

13" are a good option these days. And are still available. Although I hear 13 are going to be hard to find in the future. But 15's will stay for awhile. So that being said going up a size in wheel stud is almost a must for MK1's or anything with a small stud going to a bigger wheel.

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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6l 16v 4cyl 1590cc (Daily)


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