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Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by Grabbin' Asphalt, May 3, 2014.
Right rear is hanging on by two studs, limped to a family driveway. The two studs holding the wheel on are side by side instead of across the diamond. The 2nd stud broke when I was removing the tire to inspect the first stud breaking
Something similar to this I believe.
I don't know about leaving the axle in while replacing the studs, but installed mine using washers, a lug, and an impact gun.
Did you have Skywalker come by and work on your car?
Hey it worked great heres a couple pics, studs go in on the right side.
So this turned into a "might as well do a little bit more while I'm there" project. Couple things I learned about the project, the front rotor studs are a tad smaller in knurl size like .595 and the rear studs are .615/.618 and Oriellys had the Dorman .618 knurl. They worked perfect with this pull them through method. Get a breaker bar or pipe and you can press it very easily with the leverage. Use a some WD40 on the threads and press holes and everything slid in like nice and tight. The washers really help to keep it straight and center it up nicely. To pop them out, use an open lug nut and sit it flush with the stud. Try and use the same one to beat on and a different one to press the stud on. Both will get messed up but in different ways. Here's a few more pics of before, after and during.
OH NOO You DIDN''T!!!!!!
It's not that bright, flash made it way lighter. Thats the way they were before also in the pics of how your foxbody sitting now. It's much darker in the shadow, besides hate seeing rusted drums behind a chrome wheel.
See what I mean in light with the old ones.
Maybe they would look better black?
Blue does seem like an odd color to paint brake drums even though you can't really tell in the shadow pics.
Edit: What color are the calipers lol?
Brake drums are not something you purposely want to bring attention to. Paint them black and make them go away.
That will put the focus of onlookers back on your chrome Cobra rims "where it should be".
I think your broken studs were a sign that it's time to upgrade to 5 lug!
They are blue also, I didn't want black in back and blue up front. Black shows up more dirt too, but I'm happy with it
dosnt look bad in the pic,maybe a dark blue more like your car though may be less dramatic,but black gets my vote for any drum....not knocking at all though...just saying...