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    I need to replace the rear hub bearings and flanges on my car. Can I tap out the existing ARP wheel studs and press them into the new hubs or would that be ill advised?

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    How old are the studs? I'm sure you could get away with reusing them but if they've already been used for several years it would be best to just replace them too.
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    I wouldn't think twice about reusing ARP studs. I do. If the threads look okay they're likely good.

    And press is much better than 'tap'.
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    Those ARP studs will last forever if you use anti-seize. I use it before every weekend and torque to 60-65.

    On the flip side, lug nuts do tend to wear out after a few/many seasons. If they can't turn easily by hand they're done.
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    I agree with press out not hammer out. But no antiseize on lugs. Nuts to lugs should be clean and dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    I agree with press out not hammer out. But no antiseize on lugs. Nuts to lugs should be clean and dry.
    Agreed, I just keep mine clean. I use steel lug nuts on steel studs, and they're on and off so often I never saw a need for antiseize. Also, antiseize always seemed to me like it would make it easier for the nuts to back off while out on track.

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