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 Post subject: Longer wheel studs.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:51 pm 
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With all the up grades to my Geo, when I did the 15" wheels I found I was lacking in wheel stud length.
Only 5 turns on the front and 4.5 turns on the back with the GT rear brakes. As hard as I want to play
with the Geo the short wheel studs where dangerous.
T3 ragtop recommended these wheel studs. They had the right diameters to be direct replacements.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151659144842?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
The studs are 3.0" long. I cut them back to 2.0".
3340 Rear rotor and hub showing the before and after on the studs.

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I was able to replace the wheel studs on the front without having to remove the rotors like I did on the rear. Old studs
would not clear the backing plates, so I had to pull the rotors and hubs to replace them.
So from my spare parts for one of my lathes, I used a thrust bearing to ease the effort on pulling the new studs into the
front hubs.
3318 shows the thrust bearing in place for pulling the new studs into place. For a better picture I am showing this on one of the rear rotors. You get the drift?f

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97 Geo Metro LSI,1.3L-GT-DOHC-16v,4.10 5-speed,A/C,170,000,suspension lowered 1",4 wheel disk brakes,15"alloy wheels with 185/50-15 Toyo's,GT bucket seats,analog oil pressure gauge,cruise control, new paint job. 40 mpg at 65 mph.
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 Post subject: Re: Longer wheel studs.
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 11:41 am 
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When I did mine on my first mk1. I removed the disks. Was just easier. Also took the hub to the drill press to make sure the hole were straight. Knocked out the 10mm studs with a hammer. Drilled the holes. Then hammered the new 12mm into the back of the hubs. Was a pretty easy job. I may do a step by step when I do it to my MK2. Need to get rid of those ATV wheel studs. :mrgreen: Going to move up to 15's one of these days.

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 Post subject: Re: Longer wheel studs.
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 10:42 pm 
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What size drill bit does it take to fit these in a 10mm Geo ?


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 Post subject: Re: Longer wheel studs.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:13 pm 
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11.9mm/12mm drill bit to go up to 12mm studs.

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1986 Chevy Sprint base 1.0 3cyl 993cc (Totaled)
1994 Geo Metro base 1.0 3cyl 993cc (Had to sell)
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6l 16v 4cyl 1590cc (Daily)


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