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IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby Mariano » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:35 am

I need to install longer wheel studs on rear axle hubs. Is there enough room to do that without disassembling hubs? Studs are only 10mm longer.
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby sheppo9 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:15 pm

No, need to unbolt the hub to press the new studs in.
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby Mariano » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:27 am

Wrong. It is possible to install 10mm longer stud without removing hub. Just need to tear down one rear brake shoe, theres plenty of room. But these eibach studs does not work, knurl desing is different. Which studs will fit 100% sure?
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby Mariano » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:07 am

Well they worked ok after all. Knurl design is different and 2-3mm longer but there is enough material in hub to install eibach studs. Stock stud knurl diameter is 14.4mm and eibach 14.3mm. It seems to be tight enough and put some loctite on knurl. :) Car handles better now.
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby sheppo9 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:07 pm

Handles better with longer wheel studs?
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby Mariano » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:34 pm

:D I have 10mm spacers on rear and 3mm on front. It made rear wheels et-55 to -45. Could not believe it made such big difference in handling :shock:
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby norbs » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:11 am

Seems like an interesting mod. Will look into this some more. Keep us posted with any updates.
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby bigBADbenny » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:37 pm

Mariano wrote::D I have 10mm spacers on rear and 3mm on front. It made rear wheels et-55 to -45. Could not believe it made such big difference in handling :shock:


What rim/tyre/suspension/alignment combo and did you get it realigned after fitting?
It's the first I've heard of track width change as a handling improvement :good:
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby Mariano » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:35 am

Car is spec.b model with 6mt manual. Struts are bilstein b6 with STI pinks springs. Wheels are standard spec.b wheels 18x7 et 55, 225/40 Nokian RSi winter tyres. I have rota p1 18x8 et45 for summer setup. So car feels more like it has more stability because wider track. Its well worth doing if you have narrow wheels 7-8" or they are close to et50-55. Ideal et after spacers should be close to 40, et35 would be too much. And car look better also.
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby Mariano » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:36 am

No realignmet needed. Front camber is about -0.7.
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Re: IV legacy 10mm longer wheel studs

Postby bigBADbenny » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:03 am

Indeed it does!
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=hand ... ent=safari
On getting my Lib, I found the steering feel to be too light and lacking feedback.
Fixed that with 18 8.5 +35, avo caster offset LCA bushes, shockworks with tops all the way in (to correct the kingpin angle/scrub radius), stock camber adjusted at the knuckle, rear WL camber bushes to correct excessive rear camber :)
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