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Finally fed up with manhandling these 32kg wheels when fitting them on the Touareg using the original bolts, so I bought 20 M14-1.5 x 60mm lg studs and nuts from Rennline. they use them on the Cayenne and also track day cars.
Fitted them and so far its a joy to mount them onto the hubs. Should have done it a long time ago.
I run dedicated snows and summers so I at least change them twice and year.
 

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You could've saved yourself the time and money by just using the included OEM pilot stud. :p
 

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Used the aluminium pin faithfully and bent it, straightened it, bent again. I’ve had the wheels off and on at least 6 times over the last year. 5 pilot pins are much better than 1. The originals bolts that have the aluminium thick washer was starting to corrode badly, so changing to studs killed a few birds... so to speak
 

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I don't know what year Treg you have but did yours originally use the plastic chrome looking lug bolt covers? If so does it mean that you can not use them anymore?
 

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The original bolts came with plastic covers. These will not fit over the stud/nut combo. It does look nicer with the covers, but ease of fitting take a precedence in my book
 

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I wonder how you manage to mount the wheel without damaging the threads. I have never not owned a stud version car. Is it that easy or do you have to be really careful? I see you have an few cm of space before you hit the threads.


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The rims are aluminium and the stud threads are a harder steel material so threads don’t get damaged. They use studs all the time for competition and they hold up well. I have bought 4 spares as well just in case
 

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My intention is to get some wheel spacers, hence the reason why the studs look too long just now. I am hoping for 15 or 20mm for the front and 25 or 30mm for the rear, depending if the front wheels rub with too wide spacer. Anybody use spacers ?
 

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I do like these however ... what about the locking nut ... how will that fit
 

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I have the 35mm long wheel studs, also from Rennline. Slightly better looking, in my opinion, but slightly more effort to install a wheel than the 60mm studs. I suppose you could drill out the plastic caps to fit over the stud, but I kind of like the contrasting color. As for wheel locks, there are locking nuts available on the market, since most cars use studs.

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Throw the lock lugs away and fit standard lugs!

That way you'll never be caught out if a tire fitter forgets to put your lock lug key back in the car or if they overtighten them and the lock lugs get damaged when you try to undo them.
 

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I live in northern Ontario, so theft is not such a problem... (hopefully), wasn’t too concerned about having a locking type nut. Just one more potential hassle if it gets lost, seized, worn or broken.
 

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I like the looks of those.
Everyone else in the automotive world uses press in studs. These thread in studs should be just as good.
It can't be any worse than the broken VW lug bolts I've had to remove.
 
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