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On Topic Wheel stud hole changing

dezerts10

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I have pro comp cheap steel wheels on my 4Runner. I will be switching to 5/8 studs soon.

Is it just as simple as it sounds to drill out the wheel stud hole and put a changer on the lug but side?

I’ll do it all on a mill and on a rotary table not going to use a hand drill.
 

jon coleman

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acorn?,or ' rv' style? lugnutzz?, steel wheels I hand drill w acorns, then a slight touch w a countersink to seat nuttz, antisieze, tork, done.( Re check after a few dirt bounce miles, with rv, you need somthing to truly center the wheel, machined shoulder hub center, that wheel centers on.or spot face on rim, usually aluminum rim , that rv lug fits ' into' to center wheel
 
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dezerts10

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This is what I have now and I was thinking of basically doing what you said drill then just hit with a countersink
 

jon coleman

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forgot , Do not counter sinkToo much!!, thin metel is weak!, , you want the taper of lug to have some ' meat' to grab, too deep, & your grabbing wheel w- a thin piece of metal, start shallow, use blue to get a good pattern, lug line about1/3 in
 

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jon coleman

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also lottsa antisieze on taper& threads, & check& Recheck tork, acorns off road especially new setup take a little bit of off roading to get a a good' seat'
 

dezerts10

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I’ll throw the lug nut in my comparator at work to verify lug but taper, definitely knew to just kiss the hole with the counter sink, and for sure I check the the jugs frequently when new. Found that out they like to loosen up.

Great information. Thanks guys!!
 

jon coleman

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5/8" lug i say 80- 100lbs tork, ( dry) sound bout' right?, just go to google and get tork specs, bolt size& different lube numbers
 

dezerts10

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5/8" lug i say 80- 100lbs tork, ( dry) sound bout' right?, just go to google and get tork specs, bolt size& different lube numbers
I use my Milwaukee 18volt 1/2” impact in everything I own to a few chugga chugga clackity clacks then check torque with my 1/2” drive torque wrench and it clicks at 75ft pounds usually because I set it there and never really change it.

Has worked for me. But like you said checking acorn style lugs frequently on fresh powered coat or new install is a must
 
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