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3.0Cs Wheel Studs No More!


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Well, I went to order a set of longer wheel studs from a 3.0cs today and of course as is my luck lately - they are NLA from BMW!!!  

 

So the only options left were Dorman, Raybestos, and Mitsubishi.  Called Mitsubishi, because apparently the 92-94 Monteros used the same ones, 41mm front, 47mm rear.  And they're NLA as well!

 

So ordered a set of Raybestos studs and I'll post pics when they come in.  Hopefully they'll be long enough to run a ~5mm spacer in the rear.

 

FYI - the Raybestos part number is 27865B.  UPC is 030999602077.  A "premium" grade according to their website.

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So apparently RockAuto only had 5 left so I went ahead and ordered 3 from brakepadwholesale.com.  Hopefully they have some left.  I wonder if Raybestos is going to discontinue these.

 

Also - the wifey is awesome.  NAPA (NOE 6412790)has their brand wheel studs as well for around $3 a piece.  That may also be a good option.

 

Ben K.

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Well, I called a few more places today - the Raybestos ones are discontinued as well.  So my awesome wife picked up a few of the NAPA ones.  I'll post pics when in a little while.

 

Not sure how long the stock ones are - maybe someone could take a measurement for me?  These don't look very long, but then again 5mm longer isn't very noticeable.  Especially considering that I've never had a stock one in my hands.

 

Ben K.

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I know they aren't the cheapest option but the nice people at Ireland have long studs for front and rear. I have them on my car and I'm happy with them.

 

 

I did look at these, but I think that these are much longer than the 3.0cs ones...much more than I really need to run a small 3-7mm spacer.  I'll compare the Raybestos, NAPA, and stock 02 ones when the Raybestos ones come in tomorrow.

 

 

No, the rears are not thread in studs.

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Well guys, the Raybestos ones came in.  They look a good bit beefier than the NAPA ones.  So now I have a set of Dorman ones coming in as well.  I'll post up pictures and measurements when they come in around Thursday next week - possibly sooner.

 

nbcbird - that is strange....the guys at BluntTech kicked it back because they couldn't order from Germany...   Interesting.

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The Dorman ones came in today.  And I must say, I like these much better than the NAPA ones.  Overall though I think the Raybestos ones "look" toughest.

 

From left to right:
NAPA NOE641-2790 / Raybestos 27865B / Dorman 610-407

 

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Overall usable length is best on the NAPA ones, but I feel the head of the stud is small.  The Raybestos is the shortest, but has the beefiest head.  Also, knurling on the Dorman ones looks better than NAPA's studs.

 

Still sad that the Raybestos ones are NLA...

Ben K.

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Thanks for you thoughts guys!  I'll be using the 4 Raybestos and the 4 Dorman ones - probably two per side.

 

Oh and thanks for the picture Modifier!  Do you think a 7mm can still work with these?  I guess it would also depend on the thickness of the rim mounting surface.

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