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Wheel Studs - Thanks!

Those are all excellent suggestions.  I'll have to wait until after
Christmas to call Les Schwab Tire.  Since freezing rain is expected tonight
in Portland, OR, they are swamped with people get snow tires...

I was able to track down some bolts, M14x1.5 8.8 grade, zinc plated in 50,
55, and 60 mm lenghts.  Price is $0.90 each.

Didn't find any threaded rod.

The Porsche nuts at $2 each kind of blows the budget of $2 each, though.
Hopefully, Les Schwab will come through at $0.5 per nut as Mark mentioned.

Thanks again.

At 06:31 PM 12/23/98 -0500, Martin Pajak wrote:
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>> So even if the psi rating of the threaded rod is a few thousand
>> less than the Audi bolts (which I doubt) we are still quite safe running
>> the grade 8 threaded rod as studs.
>For the ur-q I bought 10.8 M14 fine thread bolts 50mm long.Cut off the heads
>and insert using high strength LockTite.
>Remember you wont the nuts to strip way before the bolt does (in case of
>misalignment by some monkey lads) so 10.8 or higher should be used.
>A set of Porsche light alloy wheel nuts can also be used and looks great.
>On the 4kq front struts you can actually thread the bolt from the other side,
>there is enough room.
>The rears and 5kt and Ur-q struts on the other hand do not have enough
space so
>threading it from outside is the only way unless you are doing your wheel
>bearings at the same time.
>The bolts were $1.50 and they are plated.
>On the 4kq I did it the hard way by drilling out the threads and pressing in
>Porsche studs.
>Way more work and you need the hubs seperate from the strut to do this right
>(drill press and hydraulic press).
>Marry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
>Martin Pajak
>1982 Audi Coupe Turbo (475,000 km) for sale
>1982 Audi Coupe Quattro (155,000 km) Rally car
>1983 Audi Ur-quattro (220,000 km)
>1986 Audi 4000 S Quattro (370,000 km) with 5 bolt pattern
>C.E.O. of examlastminuteallnighterrollthedice inc.
Best Regards,

John Karasaki
Portland, OR