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dp
07-04-2012, 04:41 PM
Anyone know what a good material is for a wheel stud? This is for a small trailer for a motorcycle fwiw.

JCD
07-04-2012, 04:44 PM
You might try: 4130 or 4140

wierdscience
07-04-2012, 04:53 PM
1090,1095,4140,8620.

Did you get a Thread rolling head your not telling us about:D ?

dp
07-04-2012, 05:03 PM
1090,1095,4140,8620.

Did you get a Thread rolling head your not telling us about:D ?

A friend needs a replacement and can't find one. I'm entertaining the idea of making one but it needs to pass the "this is a stupid idea" test, first :)

GKman
07-04-2012, 06:41 PM
I just bought one for a Dodge van after a tire store ruined one somehow. A universal from a parts store wasn't available It was over $.12.00 from Chrysler so I'm thinking they must be made from platinum.

Duffy
07-04-2012, 06:45 PM
How about machining a stud from a grade 8 bolt. I suspect that common or garden variety studs on cars are not any stronger than a grade 8 bolt, With luck you might even get one end already threaded!:D

cuemaker
07-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Try Dorman...you find Dormans part number..you can order from Autozone, Advance Auto etc...they supply studs to an SAE Gr. 8 standard.....

Www.dormanproducts.com

justanengineer
07-04-2012, 07:25 PM
I'm entertaining the idea of making one but it needs to pass the "this is a stupid idea" test, first :)

Crack open a cold one and yell, "hey y'all, watch this" first.

wierdscience
07-04-2012, 08:08 PM
A friend needs a replacement and can't find one. I'm entertaining the idea of making one but it needs to pass the "this is a stupid idea" test, first :)

Given the fact that rolled threads are 30-40% stronger than cut ones it's kinda of a bad idea right out the box.

If you have a local old time parts house nearby like a Napa or Car quest store your best bet is finding something close,same thread but bigger knurl and reaming the hub to fit.

kd4gij
07-04-2012, 08:42 PM
you can get a whole new hub at wally world for cheap. Any place that carries trailer parts will have them also

dp
07-04-2012, 09:06 PM
Good gnuz is he just needed a shoulder turned down a bit. I've replaced a bizillion studs over the years but never had to make one and that's just one of the kinds of things I don't care to make, given the risks.