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    Do you have to remove the rear axles to replace the wheel studs?
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    Remove the ABS sensor & use the hole.

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    Just noticed the GTO part... Might be the same ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    Remove the ABS sensor & use the hole.



    Although I can't remember if the longer ARP studs will fit through the hole. I normally pluck the axle out of the 9" to replace a stud now, but I also have the ARP 3.25" studs on the car.

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    My long ones fit through. He could pull the sensor and stick the end of it through and see real quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post



    Although I can't remember if the longer ARP studs will fit through the hole. I normally pluck the axle out of the 9" to replace a stud now, but I also have the ARP 3.25" studs on the car.
    Will the ARP 2.5" fit? The 3.25" just seem way to long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    Just noticed the GTO part... Might be the same ???
    Its on my Trans Am not my GTO.

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    With the 3.25's, you will need the open hole lug nuts, so the stud will go through and stick out of the lug nut. Drag race aplication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    With the 3.25's, you will need the open hole lug nuts, so the stud will go through and stick out of the lug nut. Drag race aplication.
    and with the 2.5" you don't need the open lugs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6ICK View Post
    Will the ARP 2.5" fit? The 3.25" just seem way to long.
    If you have traction control then you have the ABS sensors on the backing plates. You should be able to remove the sensor and feed the Stud through the hole into the Hub.
    But if you don't have traction control then your ABS sensor is on the rear center section. And you'll have to pull the axles to replace any studs longer then stock.
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    Why are you replacing the studs?

    If it is to run drag wheels (like a ProStar) that is wide, you will want the 3.25's.
    If you are replacing one broken one, just get a stock size replacement. I am sure I have one I can send you in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Why are you replacing the studs?

    If it is to run drag wheels (like a ProStar) that is wide, you will want the 3.25's.
    If you are replacing one broken one, just get a stock size replacement. I am sure I have one I can send you in that case.
    I am running Weld ProStars 15x10 on the rear. I hate how the stock studs aren't long enough to come out the wheel holes. I keep cross threading the studs because of this.

    I should run the 3.25" on the fronts too? I am running Welds also on the fronts (15x3.5).

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    I would.
    In order to legally pass tech with the ProStars you need the 3.25" studs.
    Now...many techs will not check for this, but if they do, you may not pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I would.
    In order to legally pass tech with the ProStars you need the 3.25" studs.
    Now...many techs will not check for this, but if they do, you may not pass.
    Ok Thanks Mr. Luos, I will get the 3.25" studs with open end lugs.

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    You want shank style lugs as well.

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    Sure. I was thinking SST mags, 12mmx1.5
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    I got these....
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MCG-63002/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I got these....
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MCG-63002/


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    ok thanks. These will fit the Pro Stars too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    Remove the ABS sensor & use the hole.
    Once you feed the stud through the abs hole, how to you press in the stud since you cannot drive them in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6ICK View Post
    Once you feed the stud through the abs hole, how to you press in the stud since you cannot drive them in?
    Old lug nut and washers. Washers are very important here.

    Quote Originally Posted by WS6ICK View Post
    ok thanks. These will fit the Pro Stars too?

    Bought them for the ProStars.

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