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Abarth619
10-03-2013, 09:09 PM
I'm finding that the kinds lug locks for the Abarth I want are only available with a female thread. Has anyone converted their lug studs to male threads? If you have, where did you find reputable name brand studs? Pretty much I'm looking to avoid the eBay Hong Kong garbage. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

nojeebs
10-04-2013, 03:27 AM
eBay Hong Kong garbage? That's cool.

Here I did a quick search and found this: http://www.race-studs.com/servlet/the-67/M12x1.25-Performance-Studs/Detail

Stud Conversions is what you'd want to search for...there's a few other companies that make in our sizing.

jguerdat
10-04-2013, 08:20 AM
At the Fiat FreakOut this year I bought a set from Midwest-Bayless. I brought in one of my bolts fresh off the car so they could ID exactly what size to use since they hadn't been approached for this car yet. Turns out the 45mm set is the perfect length for not having extra threads sticking out fro the nut. They have a wide selection of lengths so you can start with the 45mm or go much longer depending on your desires and mods (spacers and some wheels will require longer studs). Here's one of the choices (it's from the X1/9 listing but they're all the same size and pitch):

http://www.midwest-bayless.com/storefrontprofiles/DeluxeSFItemDetail.aspx?sid=1&sfid=208227&c=193697&i=261843713

It'd be easiest to just call them at 614-784-8870 / 800-241-1446 so you can discuss what to order for your purposes. They are in Ohio and have quick shipping and great customer service - highly recommended.

Abarth619
10-06-2013, 10:14 AM
Thanks guys!

MADNESSLuckyJay
10-07-2013, 02:18 PM
Joseph in our Sales Dept. did this on his 500T, his email is jreyes@madnessautoworks.com. He's really happy with his set-up!

shadyabarth
10-07-2013, 02:35 PM
Joseph in our Sales Dept. did this on his 500T, his email is jreyes@madnessautoworks.com. He's really happy with his set-up!

I have been speaking with him on and off via email and hopefully he will have something for me soon!