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Unread 04-15-2006, 01:00 AM   #1
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How many wheel lug stud threads is enough?

I just finished bolting on the Wrangler alum. rims on the XJ. Of course the alum. rim is thicker than the steelie stockers. It seems like I'm only getting 8 threads on the alum wrang rims and was getting 12 on the steelies.

Is Eight Enough??

Any thoughts on this or is there a tech thread somewhere?


99 Red XJ Sport 3" inch lift
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Rear BPE's w/ Rusty's r26 shocks,
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5" to 5.5" Total from stock mesurement
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Unread 04-17-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
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I don't know if 8 is enough but I only had 5 or 6 threads when I switched rims. I bought some new longer studs and pounded the old ones out. Made me feel much much better.
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Unread 04-17-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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I'm sure that Jeep didn't have different studs from the factory depending on which wheels were on the XJ. If you are really concerned try fitting an XJ aluminum wheel on your vehicle to compare or look at a Wrangler with the same wheels you have now to see how many threads there are. Unless they are aftermarket wheels I don't think you have a problem.
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Unread 04-17-2006, 03:16 PM   #4
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The same length as the diameter of the stud, or in your case, 1/2". You can change the studs, or get extended length lug nuts.

I would also recommend the thin wall socket (you need 13/16"), your regular socket may not fit.
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