Shorter lug studs for first gen Intrepid?
I'll be installing a set of 1" spacers on my Intrepid soon for compatibility with aftermarket wheels. I haven't got the car nearby at the moment but it appears that the Intrepid uses very long studs. The Dorman OEM replacement is spec'd as follows:
Thread : M12-1.5
Knurl Dia. : 15.87mm
Length : 44.5mm
Shoulder Length : 13mm
Unless the hub is very thick I believe the ends of the studs will protrude through the spacer and prevent proper tightening of the wheels. Most others have suggested cutting the studs down, however, I do not want to completely rule out switching back to my original wheels and I would also prefer to not have to deal with boogered threads (I know you can put an open nut on and back it off afterward, still, though). Does anyone have a link or part number on an exact fit shorter stud for this vehicle? I am not seeing many that have an exact knurl diameter of 15.87mm in any length other than 44.5mm. I *beleive*, but may be mistaken, that I need a 41mm stud, if the shoulder length subtracted from the overall length gives you threaded length plus perhaps the head, then that's almost exactly 1" (1.08 inches, more accurately, which I could easily knock down with a file and not affect the taper).
And again, I might be totally over thinking this and the hub thickness might be such that a 1" spacer won't be problematic with the original studs, so if that's the case, that info would be appreciated.
Inb4 wheel spacers are dangerous or any of that.