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Old 10-30-2009
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Anybody with these wheels (see inside) - got a question please! :)

I'm looking for input from someone who has these wheels:




If you have these wheels, could you please look at the front lug nuts and see if all the threads of the nut are engaged?

Or to answer my question in another way, does anybody know if the stud length is different on models with the wheels shown above vs. the stud length on models with these wheels (stock steel wheels with chrome covers):



Reason I ask is I bought a used set of the top wheels above off of a 2001 Explorer, and they fit perfect in terms of center bore, bolt spacing, back spacing, etc. The only issue is when I put the wheels on the hubs, there is less stud length visible "poking" through the wheels. On the backs there are still enough threads so I can engage all the threads on the lug nuts. However on the fronts, even when fully tightened, there are 1-2 threads left visible in the lug nuts that aren't engaged.

I'm hoping to determine if this is a safety issue or not. So far I have been checking the torque on the lug nuts and they don't seem to be loosening at all.

Thanks for your help!
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if i remember right general rule of thumb is you should have as much thread engagement as the stud width.

hope this helps
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My last set of rotors the stud poked through the lug nut maybe 1/4 inch, my new rotors are like you describe, maybe 2 threads short of fulling poking through the lugnut. I never throught anything of it.
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1 1/2 times the diameter thread engagement, but if i remember right, those wheels on my truck, the studs didnt thread all the way to the end of the lug nut
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if your worried though some ET lugnuts would probably get you getter engagement.



but the wheels are lug centric so be careful
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if your worried though some ET lugnuts would probably get you getter engagement.



but the wheels are lug centric so be careful
also the stock lugs are needed to hold the center cap on as well. they have a lip on them that the center cap snaps onto
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^ yeah thats right... forgot about that. havent had the stock wheels on in a while
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Cool. Thanks for the responses!!

I'll babysit them for another week but not going to worry too much about it after that.

I had painted the center cap covers black in anticipation if using them with the steel wheels, here's what they look like with my new wheels:



Don't know if I'll leave them black or paint them a matching silver gray.
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I like them black. Looks Good!
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For what its worth: Rear lug studs are longer than front lug studs.... or is it vice versa? I don't remember.
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