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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 11, 8:02 PM Thread Starter
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Drag Car Wheel Stud?

Just wondering what size rear wheel studs you guys use,and if there is anyone running a 5/8 stud with Weld Draglites?

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 11, 8:06 PM
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I use the drive studs with a Weld Draglite on my '62 Bel Air.
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I have 1/2 in. studs on mine

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1/2" studs on mine, front and rear.
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1/2" front and rear as well

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I have the long moroso 7/16 studs
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Just wondering what size rear wheel studs you guys use,and if there is anyone running a 5/8 stud with Weld Draglites?
Doug, I'm not sure if this will help you or not, but I have 5/8" diameter wheel studs with the Weld Racing Prostar wheels in the rear of my car. The Weld Prostar wheels fit over the 5/8" studs perfect. A nice snug fit. This is a pretty crummy pic taken with a cheap disposable camera but here ya go....


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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 11, 7:31 AM
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Re: Drag Car Wheel Stud?

I run the 5/8 studs on mine as well. The width of the stud is the same diameter as the shoulder of the 1/2" nut so no changes to the wheel are required. I only went to 5/8 when I narrowed the rear, otherwise it was 1/2" on the small tires.

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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 11, 8:12 AM
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Re: Drag Car Wheel Stud?

I have 5/8" studs, and run Centerlines. The stud is the right size for the hole in aluminum wheels. No alterations to the wheels required, just slide them on and use whatever spacer/washer (supplied with the studs usually) fits, torque the nut on, and go.

I even kept the stock brakes. I used a step drill bit to enlarge the holes in my brake drums to the exact right size. Worked great.
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5/8 rear studs on my 69 chevelle ss. has a moser ford 9 inch, 4.11 on a full spool. street car.
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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 11, 9:49 AM
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I run 5/8" wheel studs on my 66. When I was racing it I also ran Weld Draglites. The draglites fit over the 5/8" stud without any modification (very tight fit). That said, I'm not sure at what point 5/8" wheel studs are required. I ordered a set of cutom wheels for street driving and it was a PITA getting the wheels made to fit the 5/8" studs. Honestly if I had it to do over again I would have probably used 1/2" studs. HTH...
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1/2" studs on rear, stock 7/16" on front

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Doug 1/2" is plenty for cars like ours but there's no harm if you want to use 5/8". Just remember to make sure your thread engagement matches or exceeds the diameter of the stud you choose..Dave

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1/2" front and rear on mine as well.

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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 11, 1:59 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Drag Car Wheel Stud?

Thanks for all the replies,guys.The reason I ask is,Weld says on their website you can't use a 5/8 stud with their Draglites?I'm just wondering if 1/2 is enough,I was running long Moroso 7/16 studs but I had a problem with them,and need to step up to something stronger.

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