Need some longer studs, need help choosing Size.

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  1. C2ndLTpigeon

    C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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    I just got some new tires installed on my 73 Valiant, my main concern is the rear tire distance from the leaf springs. I would like to have 1 inch and I am currently at 1/2 in from the leafs.

    I am thinking about a 1/2 in spacer and will need to change the stock studs for some longer ones.

    What is the stock length of rear wheel studs on a 73 Valiant? Would all I have to do is look for some that are 1/2 longer?

    Thanks.

    Picks of my wheels and rear spacing
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    A 1/2 " is fine I have ran them almost touching with no problem.
    You are good to go if you ask me.
     
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    • C2ndLTpigeon

      C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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      No tire rub on hard turns?
       
    • C2ndLTpigeon

      C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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      Tires im running in the rear are 245/60R15
       
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      None, do you ?
       
    • C2ndLTpigeon

      C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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      Only had the tires on for a few hours, have yet to "abuse" the car since to find out.
       
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      There is only one way to find out.
       
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      • C2ndLTpigeon

        C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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        True that, I was just trying to go off what most people recommend about an inch spacing but ill see what it does after a week.
         
      • Demonracer

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        Unless you are going to be canyon carving or auto crossing, you 1/2" clearance will b e fine. I ran 295/50 x 15's on a B body with 1/4 to 3/16 clearance, tires never touched the springs.
         
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        • 69FBCuda

          69FBCuda I'm so confused! FABO Gold Member

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          Mine is less than a 1/2", go have fun with it.
           
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          • C2ndLTpigeon

            C2ndLTpigeon Mopar or no Car! FABO Gold Member

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            Well good to have some opinions from experience. Thanks! Ill run with it and see what happens.
             
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            • Brooks James

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              I also only have 1/2 inch no problem
              BFG t/a radials 9 1/2 tread
               
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