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wadedog
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spare wheel problem

Post by wadedog » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:05 am

I need a spare wheel for the trunk in case of a flat since i drive on the street mostly, problem is I have 5/8" lugs on the back and stock 7/16" on the front.

A stock wheel hole is smaller than 5/8 ,I have a ralley wheel from a vette I was thinking maybe drill it out slightly to fit and use acorn wheel nuts for a dirt tracker in 5/8 and a stock acorn nut for the front so i can use the same wheel for front or back.

think that will work or is there a better way?

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Re: spare wheel problem

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:56 am

5/8" studs on a street car. WOW. I though I overbuilt things. :lol: I wouldn't drill a wheel stud hole bigger at home, but that's just me. My guess is you'd need to open the hole up on center & also possibly countersink the nut seat deeper to get proper seat contact.

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Re: spare wheel problem

Post by wadedog » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:30 pm

Thanks Thats kinda what I was thinking too but wondered if someone had been down that road before and had a better idea. thanks for the reply.

Yes i like to have it built to take what ever I throw at it,lol.

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