Thread: Bolts vs Studs?
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      02-09-2011, 01:42 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by HP Autowerks View Post
We like both the TCK and RB studs, both are very well made.

The TCK studs has a rounded ends allowing quick start of the lug nuts and less likely chance of cross threading. Made from degassed, tumble blasted 4140 aircraft steel and coated with baked on dry film lubricant. I use these my personal car.

RB studs allow easy removal when you decide to go back to lug bolts. The typical allen drive(80-90% of them are that way) stud kits out will never get those off without stripping them, then it's breaking out your Vise-grip and destroy your studs in the process.

You get what you pay for in wheel studs as well!
Are you saying that the RB one will strip like other typical allen drive kits when removing, or are better than others when removing?

This is what I found for removing studs, the allen keys are only used upon installation.

Removal tips:
• When removing studs do not use the allen as doing so may damage the stud. Thread
two nuts on to a stud and lock them together. Then use a wrench on the nut closest to
the hub to loosen and remove stud.
SB, Terra, 6MT. Only a few mods here and there.....nothing extreme!

Last edited by kenneth; 02-09-2011 at 02:02 PM.