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Old 06-22-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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# B.L.O.D.

Default extended stud options - for running spacers "sometimes"

I've been wondering awhile...

I have 2 sets of wheels

- one is naturally 42mm offset and clears brembos fine
- the other is 50mm offset but will not clear brembos without a spacer.

...I'll be changing these wheels maybe twice a year.

I don't think its a good idea to have to keep changing between factory and extended studs when I swap out the spacers
... unless it's especially easy? It seems like a one-time thing but I've never done it.

My question:

Does anyone make a 10mm wheel *adapter* with extended studs already on it... or is that too narrow a length for an "adapter"?

Or if I installed a set of extended lugs and decided to remove the spacer to run the wheels that clear brembos... would stock or most closed end aftermarket lugs be able to take another 10mm of extra stud without the spacer?

Thanks for advice on how to tackle this

I know the simple solution is ditch the 50mm offset wheels for ones that clear brakes but they're not made any more, and were my first set of wheels on my car in 2003. I'm sentimentally attached to them
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:50 PM   #2
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i am running the Nismo studs. i forgot the exact part number, but they work fine with my muteki closed ended lugs.

i used to run a spacer sometimes depending on the strut clearance, but since ive got a good setting and good offset in rims, i stopped running the spacer and the lugs thread all the way.

the Nismo studs are 8mm longer than stock iirc. so when running a 10mm spacer its kind of like running a 2mm spacer on a stock stud.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:59 PM   #3
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Thanks man, that may actually be the perfect advice as I have Muteki closed lugs as well
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