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Old 02-25-2019, 01:47 AM   #1
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Lowering my truck on some stock 97 pickup wheels and Im running 1/2 inch spacers in the front. Will I need to get a different type of lug nut or longer wheel studs to make this work? Thanks!
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Yeah, I would imagine that you’d have to get longer studs or something. Why run spacers with stock wheels?
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Yeah, I would imagine that youd have to get longer studs or something. Why run spacers with stock wheels?
My truck is lowered on 2in drop spindles in the front and the tie rod is hitting the inner part of my wheels. I want to run the spacer so I can make the stocks clear the tie rod.
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The factory lug nut studs are M12X1.25 thread pitch, in case you need that information later. M12x1.5 is common on most other asian vehicles.
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Armand,
The correct fix for your problem would be to +1 the wheel size, like go to a pathfinder 15" wheel. The spindle manufacturers all state very clearly that the stock 14" should not be used with their product. The spacer route could fix your problem, but to you really want to go through all the extra work of getting longer studs, removing the hub and getting them pressed in? Besides the extra work, the spacer will change the loading geometry of your front end, adding additional torsion to the bearings due to the fact that the center is now moved farther away from the mounting surface,
was "[-" will be " [--"....... and will cause additional loading on the studs as well.
The easier and safer route 100% would be to scoop up a set of 15" or larger wheel that bolt directly to your existing setup. Just my two pennies.....
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