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      10-02-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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► APEX |Redesigned and Reinforced Wheel Studs



It's A Good Time To Upgrade Your Studs



Redesigned APEX wheel studs feature an improved shoulder design to reduce stress risers and stud failure. 75mm and 90mm versions are available with a true bullet-nose race tip for faster wheel installs and a cleaner look, or with an easy to install hex head.

What's New?



The Bullet Nose
Don't compromise on safety and quality to get the stud style you want. Most affordable wheel studs today only offer a hex head version. Saving a few minutes during the install is great, but most racers want a true bullet nose tip. We've brought back the bullet nose design and give you the option to pick your preference at no added cost.


The Beefy Shoulder
Typical wheel studs have no shoulder to seat with the hub. Those studs are cheaper and easier to produce, but can result in new threads being cut into the stud as they are tightened. APEX's new wheels studs were engineered with a beefy, tapered shoulder design, allowing for a consistent and flat surface to secure to the hub. This feature helps eliminate stress risers that can lead to stud failure in most other designs. This feature helps eliminate stress risers that can lead to stud failure in most other designs, and will serve as a visual indicator that your studs have been properly secured during the installation process.

Lug Nuts Included
No need to order hardware separately. All studs are finished in black, and lug nuts are available in either a black or silver finish.


Studs vs. Standard Bolts



Less Wear
Wheel studs replace your OEM lug bolts by simply threading into your car's hub. Once installed they do not need to be removed when changing or removing wheels, which preserves the threads on your car's hubs. They also guarantee proper thread engagement, as you can see how many threads were engaged during install.

Less Time
No more time spent trying to line up lug holes while holding wheels up with your feet. Studs make it easy to slide the wheel on and leave it there while grabbing the hardware. Lug nuts easily slide on and off the end of the stud, and can be started by hand with little-to-no effort.

Use Any Spacer
All spacers require extended-length hardware to be used safely. With our extended-length studs, you are no longer required to buy a bucket full of various-length bolts for use with different size spacers. Our 75mm studs support up to 12mm spacers, and our 90mm studs support up to 25mm spacers.


Available Sizes & Options



M12x1.5mm 5 lug kits with 75 and 90mm lengths and Hex or Bullet Nose tips. Silver and black finishes are available

M14x1.25mm 5 lug kits with 75 and 90mm lengths and Hex or Bullet Nose tips. Silver and black finishes are available

M12x1.5mm 4 lug kits for E30s with 75 and 90mm lengths and Hex or Bullet Nose tips. Silver and black finishes are available

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Web: www.apexraceparts.com
Phone: (888) 499-9135
Email: sales@apexraceparts.com
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For those of you wondering how to install one of our Bullet Nose stud kits, we filmed this video showing you our process.
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Hi, any upgrade promo pricing for customers who purchased the old "cheaper and easier to produce" version without the shoulder before the revision?
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Hi, any upgrade promo pricing for customers who purchased the old "cheaper and easier to produce" version without the shoulder before the revision?
Unfortunately we do not currently offer any promotional pricing for upgrading to the current version, as these products are considered consumables so you'd be able to order the new versions upon your annual replacements. Since the revised versions have been out for over half a year now, if you have the old versions you should be due for a replacement in the coming months!
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For any questions on just how tough our studs are, shoot us a PM or email us today!
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For those of you with a Hex Head stud kit, this video will show you just how to install your stud kit.
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ordered a set, can't wait to install them
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Let us know if you have any questions when you tackle the install!

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thanks Ryan
i got my set friday afternoon, i was installing monday am and one stud was missing from the set. i sent in a email but no response as of yet!
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i got my set friday afternoon, i was installing monday am and one stud was missing from the set. i sent in a email but no response as of yet!
Thank you for letting me know, we will jump on this right away! You have PM.
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Hi, are there any known issues with the rotors (OEM or aftermarket) fitting over the shoulders of the redesigned lugs?

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Hi, are there any known issues with the rotors (OEM or aftermarket) fitting over the shoulders of the redesigned lugs?
We have not heard of any issues nor have we had any reports of this happening. Is there an issue that you are having with the studs? Please contact us by phone or email directly if that is the case so we can assist you.
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We have stud conversion kits available in both the 90mm and 75mm lengths. Feel free to contact us via phone or email with any questions!
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Give us a call or email to order, or if you have any questions regarding fitment, spacers, or clearances.

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Quick, easy installation and everyday benefits make these studs a must.

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Quick, easy installation and everyday benefits make these studs a must.

So, I like studs.
How do you go about dealing with installers that don't like stud and want to replace them with the lug bolts?

Is there a technical write up that I can give them to show that correctly designed studs are superior to the bolts?
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So, I like studs.
How do you go about dealing with installers that don't like stud and want to replace them with the lug bolts?

Is there a technical write up that I can give them to show that correctly designed studs are superior to the bolts?
That's a great question! I don't typically hear of shops replacing customer-supplied studs with bolts, so this is a new one for us, and I'd be curious to hear their reasoning, as most American and Japanese cars come with studs from the factory.

With that said, studs and bolts perform identically when it comes to simply securing your wheels to the car. The big advantages are outlined in our original post, but to summarize:
  • Studs make it possible to run different sized spacers with different sets of wheels, without spending money on multiple sets of extended-length bolts.
  • Studs drastically cut down on the time it takes to swap wheels at the track, as you don't have to line up the holes and delicately hand-thread the wheel bolts.
  • Studs put far less wear on your car's hubs if you change wheels often. Since the studs remain installed during wheel removal, you aren't repeatedly threading bolts in and out of the hub every time you switch wheels.
Lastly, our studs are made in the same factories as OEM hardware for many major auto manufacturers. They're the same 10.9 grade as BMW OEM hardware and are made to last.

I hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.

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How do i know whats the correct size for my car, or length on this case?
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How do i know whats the correct size for my car, or length on this case?
Thanks for the question! BMW cars are pretty consistent, which makes things easy.

All E90/92/93 chassis BMWs use the M12x1.5mm thread pitch.

Regarding the 75mm vs 90mm lengths, it only depends on whether you plan to use spacers or not.

75mm studs work with spacers up to 12mm.
90mm studs work with spacers up to 25mm.

If you don't plan on using spacers, either kit will work just fine, but the 90mm studs will stick out pretty far past the wheel.

Here's a good comparison photo:




Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions!
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What would be best for an 07 E92 with OEM 230 wheels, no spacers?
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Thanks for the post! We'd recommend the 75mm studs for this setup. They won't stick out too far with no spacers, and they'll still allow you to use spacers up to 12mm thick in the future if you change your setup. All E9x cause will use the M12x1.5mm thread pitch.
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