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    is it safe to run a 1 inch wheel spacer in the rear? Also will I need to get longer studs?
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    i dunno that ive ever seen 1" spacers in use. what are your reasons for wanting spacers? i think you would definitely need longer studs.

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    It is perfectly safe. I don't have them on the rear but I have 30mm up front. What you are going to want to get are hub centric ones that have their own studs. Like the ones I have on my car:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    It is perfectly safe. I don't have them on the rear but I have 30mm up front. What you are going to want to get are hub centric ones that have their own studs. Like the ones I have on my car:

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    you have wheel adapters....he is talking about spacers that just slide onto the origional lug studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post

    you have wheel adapters....he is talking about spacers that just slide onto the origional lug studs.
    I know, what I am saying is you want adapters and not spacers for that size. Sorry, I thought I made that clear in my post. It would be really unsafe to run a spacer or adapter of that size that does not have it's own studs.

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    I always felt safer using arp lengthened and hardened studs with a spacer. Had to on my camaro when I did vette wheels.

    Main issue with small adapters is that some of the original stud can poke through and not allow a clean seat for the wheel. This will cause more harm than good.

    You can trim studs as I've seen done before or check to see if your wheels have a resessed area behind where the nut goes

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    It is actually illegal here in PA to run a spacer to adjust the position of the wheel. That being said, my best friend ran a set on the back of his '70 Dart for years with no issues. I agree with the recommendation to install aftermarket studs and to make sure you have sufficient length for the lugs to fully engage.

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    I ran a 1.25" spacer on my rears. I also have the ARP studs.






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    Running them for clearence in the rear so I don't have to take a bfh
    to my inner fenders. ls1camino how much was it for the spacers and studs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudStainKILLA View Post
    Running them for clearence in the rear so I don't have to take a bfh
    to my inner fenders. ls1camino how much was it for the spacers and studs?
    Studs came with the rear end and the spacers came with the wheels, sorry.

    A quick Google Search should come back with your answers...I'd like to post links, but I am not allowed.

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    ya man no worries ill google it up and see what i get. Seeing longer studs in my future what is the best way to remove the old ones and press in the new ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudStainKILLA View Post
    ya man no worries ill google it up and see what i get. Seeing longer studs in my future what is the best way to remove the old ones and press in the new ones?
    Yup...pajeff02 had a writeup on here somewhere.

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    I removed brakes and rotor and and one turn of the wheel to a certain point you can smash em out one by one. Then put the new stud in and use a big stack or washer to place over stud and pull into place. I used the rotor as a template to make sure they came in correct

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    im using the spacers on the rear

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    Its the same install you do have rear brakes

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    Here is the writeup on replacing wheel studs: Longer is better! Replacing wheel studs.

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    Thanks PAJeff02

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    The sticky just covers the rear axle. I did the front studs earlier this year when the K-member was swapped out.












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