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Old 08-19-2009, 07:36 PM
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I have Chevy wheel studs on my J10. Why?

I ran in to an interesting problem today. I needed a couple of wheel studs for my 81 J10 project. So, I took one out of a front wheel, so the parts house could match it up. I went to three parts stores and all looked up the part on their computers, using info for an 81 J10 Jeep. All three stores brought out a stud that has way too big of a shoulder, (where stud press fits into wheel). The thread size was the same however.
I went back out to my buddy's shop, where my truck is, and we decided to look at some old axles he has lying around from other projects. It turns out, that the wheel studs from a 1976 Camero, are the exact ones I need for the Jeep.
Can anyone tell me why wheel studs from a 76 Camero wheel will fit, and the ones listed on parts store's computers do not? Beats the heck out of me.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:39 PM
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Because parts stores computers are porgrammed by morons? Sounds like they just had some wrong info on thier system.

The studs your Jeep uses aren't GM, it's just that both Jeep and GM where buying the same exact parts from Dana-Spicer.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:48 PM
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Well, I kind of suspected that. It really surprised me that all three stores came up with the wrong size stud though. Maybe they are using the same program for their searches.
FYI: Funny acronyms:
JEEP= Just Empty Every Pocket
AMC= All Makes Combined
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:50 PM
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What was the diameter of the knurl (shoulder) on your stock stud?

Edit. Here is waht NAPA lists. They are usually very good.

Thread Size:7/16"-20
Overall Length:1 3/4"
Knurl Diameter:.565"
Shoulder Length:7/8"
Head Marking:179
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:02 PM
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Thanks for the specs. I will check them against the one I pulled out. Mine does have the 7/16-20 threads, and the shoulder is only a little bit larger diameter, than the thread section. I bet what I have is an exact match to those specs. NAPA is not one of the stores I visited today.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:10 PM
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Any chance a PO used an over-sized stud to replace one that was stripped-out
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:23 PM
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Jim,
No, my studs are actually smaller than the ones the parts stores were trying to sell me.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:10 PM
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Wheel studs LOL

I had the same problem, I had the old Waggy in for service at my mechanic. Napa delivers parts to him during work hours and he asked for two studs. They brought them and they were wrong. Brought two more and they were wrong LOL. Finally he said bring me two studs for a K-5 Blazer and walah it worked. I always tell people my wagoneer is a hybrid and they look at me crazy LOL. AMC engine, chyrsler transmission ford carb. GM steering colum LOL
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:12 PM
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One more thing those studs are 7/16x20 and the lugnuts are just as hard to walk in and pick up to.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:19 PM
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Yes, the auto parts store gave me 24 of the wrong lugnuts yesterday. I took them back today and by some stroke of luck, they did have 24 of the 7/16-20 lugnuts I wanted.
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One more thing those studs are 7/16x20 and the lugnuts are just as hard to walk in and pick up to.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:35 PM
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Man I don't know what's going on with the stores you guys are going to, but I've NEVER had any issue buying studs my my local NAPA, Advanced Auto or Auto Zone. They have always given me the right parts. So far knock on wood.

Are they giving you guys 1/2-20 wheel studs by any chance? FSJ's used them through 73, and CJ's/XJ's used them as well. The knurl is around .620.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:28 PM
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The stores I went to were as follows:
Carquest
Auto Zone
Oreilly Auto parts (both local stores)
Did not try our local NAPA, as they do not have anyone who knows how to look stuff up anymore. Before the older guys retired/quit, they were a great place to go. Those older guys could find anything and everything.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:14 PM
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Here in my area it seems alot of parts are by order only or low stock. That is on certain parts only. other parts that may be found on other vehicle are available.

Lugnuts do not exsist in Licking County it seems. I bought one set at advanced and they said I could pick another up that following week as they were regular in stock items. However two weeks later and the second set I need are not in. Hell I even had to order a pcv valve for it. But its a jeep I will fight the rust and curse the rest but it is still my jeep.

This is my Jeep there are many like it but this one is mine
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This is my Jeep there are many like it but this one is mine

That is funny!

Heck Jeff I have Ch*vy wheels on mine.
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