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    1. Member vw fiend's Avatar
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      06-17-2019 08:55 PM #1
      I've read through a couple threads, like this one:
      https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vi...=...;start=140

      and another about cutting down lugs by about 5mm/3 threads. I plan on getting a set of Sprintstars.

      My question: are there lugnuts out there that don't need modifying to fit EMPI wheels on stock 66' drums?

      thanks!

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      06-19-2019 11:26 AM #2
      Call CIP1

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      06-19-2019 12:01 PM #3
      I've talked to a number of places (chirco, jbugs, murphys). I didn't get anywhere. I ordered 4 sets and 4 wheels from jbugs - we'll see how it goes in a week or so.

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      06-19-2019 04:23 PM #4
      Hmmm, that's too bad. Get a cheap set of plastic calipers like this:

      https://www.homedepot.com/p/General-...-142/100080103

      Do some measurements on the drum holes and then the lug bolts (I'm assuming that's what you're getting, or are they studs and nuts?) when you get them to make sure everything will clear. If you have to shorten them a few threads, either put a nut on there all the way in so when you back the nut off if will clean up the threads of what you cut off OR very lightly grind the end of the lug on a grinding wheel to make a tapered end.

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      06-24-2019 12:36 PM #5
      Good idea on the calipers! I'll grab some from work - if I have to shorten them our horizontal bandsaw should make short work of it.

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      08-01-2019 11:50 AM #6
      Used calipers, found that 5mm was about right then made a jig so they'd all be the same:


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      08-07-2019 07:25 PM #7
      reminds me of the difference between steel & aluminum wheel lugs
      the aluminum lugs are longer and can go deep enough in a drum to hit the shoes
      if used on a steel wheel.

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