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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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What is a good source for a wheel stud kit?

I bought a Ti set through a group buy from a *source*. Parts looked great. I installed with studs and when I went to put my LSS wheels on I noticed some of the studs were less than straight, I thought it was possibly an optical illusion so I proceeded. Then I went to install the lugs. In my opinion the lug hex was too big. My non impact socket barely fit within the lug pocket on the wheels. This meant that since the studs are now confirmed not straight, the socket rubbed the crap out of the lug pocket.
One of the nuts even galled on the stud and seized, with an impact I was able to back it out taking the whole stud out of the hub, but the pair is junk.

Will Ti nuts/studs, do this? Gall after time? Better to go with steel? If not, who sells a quality set? If so, what is a good set that should not rust.


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BWR is what I'm using. ARP fasteners. https://www.blackwatchracing.com/Lot...its-p/1066.htm

If you're going with titanium, you need to use TiPrep or a similar product to prevent galling.


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I use all BMW stuff, you want these ones here in whatever length is appropriate for your use.

They have a flat shoulder so it is clear when they are tight in the hub, and they have the easy to use bullet nose.

You use this tool to install and remove them

And you use these nuts which work with a 17mm socket which easily fits in LSS wheels and all tuner wheels.


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