Back to our blog post title today, Studs in the Garage isn't the name of a rock band, it's the latest project on the Cayman. I changed the wheels from normal lug nuts to studs. Here's how that went:
Here's the "before" picture.
|Step 1: old lug nuts removed.
OK, before that I loosened them and jacked up the car. I also had breakfast.
Step 2: Wheel studs ready to be installed. They just screw in where the old lugs were.
The solid end goes into the wheel, and the outer end will have the 5mm hex bolt fitting sticking out so you can tighten them down.
Step 3: The studs will also get some of this stuff, because you do NOT want those studs getting loose and the wheels coming off. Well, I don't know if YOU want my wheels staying on or coming off, but I want them to stay ON!
Step 4: The kit came with studs, lug nuts, liquid Vibra-Tite, and this handy little 5mm tool.
Step 5: New lugs for the studs. The rounded end goes on first, so that you still have the bolt to wrench down to 96 ft-lbs. Again, because safety.
This is a front wheel, so maybe I could have gone with a shorter than 75mm stud.
Step 6: Torque the bolts. PRO TIP: ALWAYS go with having the wheels stay ON the car!