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Old 08-07-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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quick question. all foci (minus the svt and st) of our generation have rear drums. so really, how would i go about putting spacers on with the extended lugs? does that require me taking apart the brake drum itself?


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Yes, it does. You can order SVT studs and press them into the hub face (which in your case is the drum) or you can go to the auto parts store and find something off the shelf, or you can order ARP components and use open end lug nuts.
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You would have to remove the drum, press out to old studs (from the front) and press in the new ones (from the rear) of the drum. Studs come in all kinds of lengths, diameters, thread pitches, etc. You would need to know exactly what you're looking for to order the proper ones for your car.
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Let us know how it goes. I'd like to put a small spacer on my rear aswell.


How big of a spacer can you put on the rear without needing to modify anything?
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3mm work without issue.

The 5mm are too thick as they don't allow enough thread contact.

You can use special lug nuts like the E-T or E-T XL listed below, but you need to make sure that the lower portion doesn't come into contact with the lug seat in the wheel and/or the face of the hub.

http://gorilla-auto.com/small-diameter-lug-nuts
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Here's what I use from Summit Racing. It's an ARP product. I just happen to shop there. Use your own shopping preference. They don't have the smooth end as shown in the pic. They have the full thread. You may have to trim some off if you use center caps or closed end lugs. They probably sell a shorter stud. I never researched it.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARP-100-7708/
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mmm ok. i should have thrown this out there. they're already purchased but they aren't for my car. the owner needed help putting them on her car and i honestly haven't a clue how to put them on. i believe she already has the extended lugs. but if not i'll tell her to look into the arp ones. is there a how to in how to disassemble a drum brake? i've only done it once but i don't exactly remember.
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Why wouldn't you be able to use an H&R spacer or eibach pro spacer that comes with its own studs? Because the drum isn't hub centric?

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The knurl diameter of the H&R studs from my 5mm kits were larger than the hub faces on my SVT brakes. Not sure about the drums however.

Some have also mentioned that the H&R studs have a tendency to break although I've never personally experienced that.
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