1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

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1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:32 pm

Hi

I’ve recently fitted some 7.5” JBW RS4’s on my Laser. The original studs are just a little too short. They accommodate the wheels fine but I’d prefer that little more thread.

Does anyone know the size of factory Laser wheel studs and has anyone fitted new studs to accomodate RS4’s? If so what size did you fit?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Peter-S » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:10 pm

I think the 2.8 studs are a little longer. You could try someone like Martin at Caprigear he would probably be able to confirm that and even supply some studs.
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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:29 pm

Peter-S wrote:I think the 2.8 studs are a little longer. You could try someone like Martin at Caprigear he would probably be able to confirm that and even supply some studs.


Nice one Peter, I’ll get in touch with them.

Cheers mate!

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Caprigear » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:03 pm

2.8i studs aren't any longer. Ford used to stock slightly longer studs but I don't know if they still do.
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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:37 pm

Caprigear wrote:2.8i studs aren't any longer. Ford used to stock slightly longer studs but I don't know if they still do.


Thanks! I’ve emailed the usual haunts. There are extended studs out there, I just need to find out what is the standard size on mine.

Thanks again

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby D366Y » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:05 pm

Dave1968 wrote:Hi

I’ve recently fitted some 7.5” JBW RS4’s on my Laser. The original studs are just a little too short. They accommodate the wheels fine but I’d prefer that little more thread.

Does anyone know the size of factory Laser wheel studs and has anyone fitted new studs to accomodate RS4’s? If so what size did you fit?

Thanks in advance!


Make sure you upload pictures once you've done it! I've got them fitted on mine and love the look, shame I never see many other people fit them! :)

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:10 pm

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Make sure you upload pictures once you've done it! I've got them fitted on mine and love the look, shame I never see many other people fit them! :)[/quote]

What site do you use to upload and resize photos now Photobucket isn’t free? Cheers

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby D366Y » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:19 pm

This is the newest and probably easiest way..

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Or use Flickr, same as photo-fucked-it just better haha
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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby pbar » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:04 am

Dave1968 wrote:
What site do you use to upload and resize photos now Photobucket isn’t free? Cheers


Very easy -

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51474&p=352880&hilit=posting+pics#p352880

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:44 pm

pbar wrote:
Dave1968 wrote:
What site do you use to upload and resize photos now Photobucket isn’t free? Cheers


Very easy -

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=51474&p=352880&hilit=posting+pics#p352880


Thanks :applaud:

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:46 pm

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Make sure you upload pictures once you've done it! I've got them fitted on mine and love the look, shame I never see many other people fit them! :)[/quote]

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:15 am

Dave1968 wrote:Image

Superb! :D

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby pbar » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:20 am

I like the tiger seat covers :) Where are they from, I had been thinking about the sheepskin type that are available from various places. Absolutely typical 70's/80's stuff they are!

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:19 pm

Thanks Andrew for your approval!! Cheers :beer:

@pbar: Thanks for your comments, there are a lot of haters out there for the tiger skins!! :ninja: I’m not sure where the former owner bought them though I suspect from Preston.
You don’t see them anymore.. they’re warm as. Too warm when we have hot weather.

I’ve bought a full set of black and silver strobes with cards yet to be fitted. I’ll still keep the tiger skins and will still use them! :D

Whereabouts are you in the north west? I’m just outside Blackpool!!

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby D366Y » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:07 pm

Looks sweet as!! :D :cool:

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:48 pm

Thanks!!

I’ve got some 63mm studs from Burton Power in the end, I had a few other things on order. I got 63mm studs which will be cut to fit.

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby A17 LTF » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:49 pm

Looking well Dave. Nice to see you and your car on here.

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:45 am

A17 LTF wrote:Looking well Dave. Nice to see you and your car on here.

Altaf


Cheers Altaf! It’s a handy place with good knowledge!
I’ll catch up with you in Preston in a couple of weeks pal!

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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby -JC- » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:00 pm

I think you need to take the halfshafts out at the back part way to get the new studs in if they're longer btw. Unless anyone has an easier way? I've done my fronts, but the back will get done when I get around to bookign it in for mot + rear wheel bearing replacement.
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Re: 1987 Laser Wheel Stud Replacements

Postby Dave1968 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:15 pm

-JC- wrote:I think you need to take the halfshafts out at the back part way to get the new studs in if they're longer btw. Unless anyone has an easier way? I've done my fronts, but the back will get done when I get around to bookign it in for mot + rear wheel bearing replacement.


I didn’t carry out the work. I don’t have the equipment or time to do it. Wish I had!! I’ll find out and update!


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