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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Longer wheel studs?

93 zj with front disc and rear drum brake. I installed some wheel spacers from IROs site, the stock studs are not long enough to go thru the spacer and thread all the way into the lugs. The lugs are engaging about 50% of the threads. They torqued fine and i drove short distance with no issue. Would it be ok to stick with the stock studs or do i need to buy longer ones? I went to 2 auto parts stores and a tire shop today and no luck, they had stock length only anything longer changed diameters etc. So, would it be ok to drive on these for now? And where can i get longer studs? The exact part numbers would help. (On my zj, the rear studs are a tiny bit shorter than the front, because of the different brakes.)

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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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You'll be fine. You need the same depth of threads engaged as the stud is wide.

Red locktite and torque to 100 foot lbs. Then recheck with the torque wrench set to 90 foot lbs after a couple hundred miles.
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Great thanks. Was stressing about this. Yep got loctite on em and torqued em to 100 lbs. Will see how she does when i drive to work in the morning
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Unread 11-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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Respectfully disagree with WhiteOut.. i don't see how it's acceptable to run like that. I sure as hell wasn't going to.

I ran into this issue also, and swapped in new studs.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...-stud-1471847/
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Why would the studs on your 98 be shorter than mine? I never ran into this problem with my spacers. Spider Trax 1.25.
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Why would the studs on your 98 be shorter than mine? I never ran into this problem with my spacers. Spider Trax 1.25.
Different front unit bearings may have longer/shorter studs,could have replaced the studs at one time with longer/shorter studs,and some disc brakes have a thicker/thinner mounting surface.


Not all aftermarket parts have identical specs to OE.
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Respectfully disagree with WhiteOut.. i don't see how it's acceptable to run like that. I sure as hell wasn't going to.

I ran into this issue also, and swapped in new studs.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...-stud-1471847/
It follows engineering standards. Same width engagement and a positive lock mechaism.
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Why would the studs on your 98 be shorter than mine? I never ran into this problem with my spacers. Spider Trax 1.25.

Maybe because it's a 94 XJ HP? That's all i got..

The NAPA longer studs are listed as later model applications.

FWIW my 80's XJ D44 studs were ok for length..
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Maybe because it's a 94 XJ HP? That's all i got..

The NAPA longer studs are listed as later model applications.

FWIW my 80's XJ D44 studs were ok for length..
I was talking about your ZJ since we have the same year. An we are both running spider trax from the looks of the blue coating.
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It follows engineering standards. Same width engagement and a positive lock mechaism.
I assume that's a standard that does not consider a wheel spacer that requires locktite for safe useage, in that case i want all the bite i can get.

As in everything else.. YMMV.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 09:11 AM   #11
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I was talking about your ZJ since we have the same year. An we are both running spider trax from the looks of the blue coating.
My ZJ has the built HP axle from my old XJ.
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My ZJ has the built HP axle from my old XJ.
Oh thanks. I guess it pays to read haha
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Unread 11-12-2013, 10:01 AM   #13
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Well i drove to work this morning with no problems. Will drive home this afternoon and check torque.
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