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Old 03-11-2005, 02:22   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone else sick of being ripped off by the aftermarket industry?

Seems the more you pay the less you get!
1. Top dollar Simmons wheels. Get flat tyre for NO reason! Apparently this is quite common. Alloy wheel centres with no seats for the nut to tighten against! Wheel nuts supplied are tapered type as used on STEEL wheels and tighten againd machined centre, NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Also wheels are VERY tight on aftermarket rear axle hub. Need mallet to remove, great. Explanation: "It's just the machining tolerances they use, Simmons wheels are like that." New wheels fit well on old axles and old axles fit new wheels very well so go figure.

2. Moser aftermarket billt axles. I cannont get a wheel stud to stay put in these axles. I have had the only set carried by the local distributer for my model rear disk brake XC and they are of piss poor quality and my wheel nut work loose because the studs are turning. These guys sell Moser axles by the pallet load and reckon most guys just use their old wheel studs. They will gladly sel lyou new axles but not appropriate wheel studs as good ones appear to be only available for U.S. models. The crap I have is just plain dangerous. What wheel studs do all you drag racing enthusiasts use with your big horsepower motors? Do you run disk brake nine inch diffs or what?? If so then what wheel studs do you use? Simple, practical question but it seems nobody, not even the axle soecialist who suposedly supplies most of this country with billet axles can answer.
Well I had aftermarket (REPCO) wheel studs to begin with and have now wasted money on two furter sets. My question then is are the genuine Ford studs any better and are these available in slightly longer then standard to suit the deep centre wheels?

So my warning to all is don't get caught up in all the hype like I did. I was better off with the standard parts which served me well for so many years.
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What do you expect when you pay Big Money for all this stuff from Big Name Manufacturers??Quality or something??LOL!!!
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when i had simmons wheels the rears would lose pressure every couple of months. they were 16x8 p86's. fronts were 16x7 and never had a problem. weird huh?
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Seems the more you pay the less you get!
1. Top dollar Simmons wheels. Get flat tyre for NO reason! Apparently this is quite common. Alloy wheel centres with no seats for the nut to tighten against! Wheel nuts supplied are tapered type as used on STEEL wheels and tighten againd machined centre, NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Also wheels are VERY tight on aftermarket rear axle hub. Need mallet to remove, great. Explanation: "It's just the machining tolerances they use, Simmons wheels are like that." New wheels fit well on old axles and old axles fit new wheels very well so go figure.

2. Moser aftermarket billt axles. I cannont get a wheel stud to stay put in these axles. I have had the only set carried by the local distributer for my model rear disk brake XC and they are of piss poor quality and my wheel nut work loose because the studs are turning. These guys sell Moser axles by the pallet load and reckon most guys just use their old wheel studs. They will gladly sel lyou new axles but not appropriate wheel studs as good ones appear to be only available for U.S. models. The crap I have is just plain dangerous. What wheel studs do all you drag racing enthusiasts use with your big horsepower motors? Do you run disk brake nine inch diffs or what?? If so then what wheel studs do you use? Simple, practical question but it seems nobody, not even the axle soecialist who suposedly supplies most of this country with billet axles can answer.
Well I had aftermarket (REPCO) wheel studs to begin with and have now wasted money on two furter sets. My question then is are the genuine Ford studs any better and are these available in slightly longer then standard to suit the deep centre wheels?

So my warning to all is don't get caught up in all the hype like I did. I was better off with the standard parts which served me well for so many years.

Ford spent millions more than most aftermarket companies getting it right the first time.... Dont underestimate genuine parts and setups...!
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Re: Anyone else sick of being ripped off by the aftermarket industry?

Any performance shop will sell you the correct studs. The correct studs are actually 2" or so longer than a factory stud.
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Ford spent millions more than most aftermarket companies getting it right the first time.... Dont underestimate genuine parts and setups...!
Agreed but more importantly Be seated when you get the price list
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Any performance shop will sell you the correct studs. The correct studs are actually 2" or so longer than a factory stud.
And the manufacturer and part number is????? I have longer studs already but had to shorten them by 10mm so that the nut didn't bottom on the thread.
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http://www.vpwmailorder.com/asp/prod...ub_cat_id=1009

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I had a set of those with the splines under the head. They are for US type. I had ARP brand ones. AUS type need to go through the disk FIRST so the splines are further down the shank. The ARP ones were only $22 for a set of 10 butthey dont make them for the Aussie Fords. Any idea how the screw in studs work? DO I have to tap the flanges? It might be the way to go. I have just ARALDITED my studs in. I figure if I can at least spin the nut on they will tighten up ok. They tighten up on my crappy spare oK. Actually the crappy GXL spare 1) fits well, 2) is easy to get on and off and 3) I pumped it up over 2 years ago and its still has 30 PSI!!!
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do simmons still put the silicon bead around where the outer and inner rims bolt together? when i first saw this i thought it was fairly amateur.
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