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      04-10-2015 12:34 AM #1
      Got the stud conversion kit from ecs couple weeks ago and got them installed. I'm not sure if the engineers that designed these cars sat down in a room and decided that they were going to produce these car in such a way that it causes a pain in the ass to work on unless your vw themselves. (Marketing may have played a roll) But If you have a German car with stupid ass wheel bolts you know how annoying it can be wasting time doing a simple task so get this kit. One of the best things I've purchased to make working on the car a lot smoother.



      Get them hand tight. I used red loctite for high temp. Didn't take a pic of it since I decided to do this near the end.



      Tighten bolts together so the second one doesn't spin.



      Tighten em down. Tight!



      Admire your work.



      Front



      Rear. Longer for wider spacers.


      Never have a hard time pulling wheels off and putting them on again.

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      04-10-2015 08:15 AM #3
      i ran wheel studs for maybe a week. even with red loctite some worked loose. i did run them with adapters though. just too scary.

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      04-10-2015 11:42 AM #4
      I've never quite understood why people have so much trouble with wheel bolts. Just sit down on your butt, put the wheel in your lap and use your legs to lift it to the proper height and orientation.

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      04-10-2015 11:43 AM #5
      I like wheel bolts.

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      04-10-2015 12:00 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by JDuval View Post
      I've never quite understood why people have so much trouble with wheel bolts. Just sit down on your butt, put the wheel in your lap and use your legs to lift it to the proper height and orientation.
      THIS.
      I've learned to do this from my very first vehicle. I had a 2003 Ford Ranger that I custom built and it had larger tires and wheels, They felt like they weighed a 100lbs a piece and me being a smaller 16 year old that was a lot to lift and try to align with the studs. I've never had a problem with the wheels on my golf. In fact I can put a wheel on faster on my golf than my truck.

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      04-10-2015 12:17 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by KodSki View Post
      THIS.
      I've learned to do this from my very first vehicle. I had a 2003 Ford Ranger that I custom built and it had larger tires and wheels, They felt like they weighed a 100lbs a piece and me being a smaller 16 year old that was a lot to lift and try to align with the studs. I've never had a problem with the wheels on my golf. In fact I can put a wheel on faster on my golf than my truck.
      Unless you are racing with multiple wheel sets doing changes during the race, you don't need wheel studs. Plus, wheel bolts are a good way to embarrass your friends.

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      04-10-2015 01:12 PM #8
      As long as the center bore of the wheel matches the car, or you're running a hub centric ring wheel mounting should be breeze.
      I never had any issue with wheel bolts.

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      04-10-2015 06:29 PM #9
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