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Started by Bigdog, Feb 11, 2024, 11:26 AM

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diffwhine

Agreed Rob - that was my point about using 9/16 BSF studs as appears to be the case here.
1965 2A 88" Station Wagon

Bradley66

Quote from: LR_Optional_Equip on Feb 11, 2024, 09:35 PMAs long as they're on M16 studs they will be fine. The MOD put out a memo stating a revised torque of 125lbft when fitting wolf wheels to standard length studs.

As a former MOD employee ( Senior Mech Engineer) it wouldn't be the first  time they got it wrong.
This is a safety issue . Simple as .
Wheel nuts , such as these should be in safety. Land rovers used in military service are one thing , used in private ownership is another.

Alan Drover

A military Land Rover will be subject to much rougher use than a civilian one surely and if there's no problem with the standard wheel studs then that will be ok for civilian use.
Series 3 Owner but interested in all real Land Rovers.
"Being born was my first big mistake."
"Ça plane pour moi!"

Bradley66

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Quote from: Alan Drover on Feb 11, 2024, 10:21 PMA military Land Rover will be subject to much rougher use than a civilian one surely and if there's no problem with the standard wheel studs then that will be ok for civilian use.

I have to disagree. Maintenance schedule is totally different.
Just because the MOD used short studs occasionally ( and I saw no evidence of this at Larkhill) then that is no defence when a stud fails. Couple that with the fact that we also appear to be talking about the smaller studs !
Increased torque, smaller stud and only partial thread engagement. Are you really suggesting this is ok !

diffwhine

Precisely... Thats what I've been saying all along.
1965 2A 88" Station Wagon

Alan Drover

Of course. I had forgotten that it was the earlier smaller studs.
Series 3 Owner but interested in all real Land Rovers.
"Being born was my first big mistake."
"Ça plane pour moi!"

GHOBHW

not sure if I'm remembering right, but the longer studs usually have a line on the end of the stud, to show they are the longer type.

I had them on my 130 and got a few hubs I had as spares for it with the lines on the stud ends.

I ran wolfs for a few years on my 88" with the later series 3 hubs, never had any issues :cheers-man

Alan Drover

I suspect then the later larger wheelstuds are ok, but not the earlier smaller ones.
Series 3 Owner but interested in all real Land Rovers.
"Being born was my first big mistake."
"Ça plane pour moi!"