This tool all started because of this thread: RTH: stuck in Primm, wheel lugs sheered off
All 6 wheel studs snapped while driving on the frwy coming home from Las Vegas at 60MPH. I was stuck with no way to replace the broken studs so I had to be towed all the way back to Las Vegas. I bought a stud puller tool that utilizes a thrust washer but its useless on our trucks because the tool is slightly too wide. This got me thinking that I really didn't want to worry about whether or not the stud is being drawn through the hub correctly. On top of that, grinding on the edge of the lug kinda sucks too.
So I came up with something a little different. Now keep in mind, this is NOT the preferred method of installing a wheel stud, that's what a press is for. But on the trail, or side of the highway, there is no press.
The material is important because there is no thrust washer. The bearing bronze is oil impregnated so no grease needed.
After testing I realized that it MUST have a brass drift with it to pound out the broken stud. This required a .50" radius cut out of the side and a means to hold the two pieces together so I added a small notch for a Vitron o-ring.
NOTE: This is only for 40/60/70/80Series trucks. 100 and 200s use larger 14mm studs so not setup for this.
Both the lug tool and the brass drift are...
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Nice bit of kit. Definitely in my tail bag.