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    This thing is bad ass
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP. View Post
    I found another 2.63 lbs by swapping out the 3" long rear wheel drive studs for 2", along with the 5/16" wheel spacers it took so the old lug nut spacers would tighten down on the thin wheel center.

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    When swapping the studs did you change over to aluminum lugs also? Still using your lug spacers/big washers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaromann View Post
    When swapping the studs did you change over to aluminum lugs also? Still using your lug spacers/big washers?
    Right now it has the steel flange nuts and short aluminum spacers shown in the picture. I thought about the aluminum lugs, but more importantly the beadlock bolts. I keep looking for a deal on titanium bolts. There are 96 5/16"X1.25" grade 8 bolts around the outside of the rims!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP. View Post
    Right now it has the steel flange nuts and short aluminum spacers shown in the picture. I thought about the aluminum lugs, but more importantly the beadlock bolts. I keep looking for a deal on titanium bolts. There are 96 5/16"X1.25" grade 8 bolts around the outside of the rims!
    I'm about to change studs and was going to eliminate the spacer/washer all together. I need to find a aluminum lug I like first. We were going to use titanium bolts in our beadlock until countless others told us that you will break at least 1 or 2 bolts each time you change tires. I guess the titanium gulls up real bad no matter how much anti seeze you use.

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    Good info on titanium, thanks.
    I wanted to keep the small aluminum lug spacers for 2 reasons. To prevent galling the wheel center, plus there is a small amount of the unthreaded stud shank protruding through the wheel so the lug won't fully tighten against the wheel without it.

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    Awesome work again Joe!! Beautiful car.

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    Thanks Chris!
    I spent Sunday afternoon swapping out the 275 Pro's for a set of M/T 28X10.5W's. The car will fit a 29.5X10.5W, but my converter and gearing work well on 28's so I'll try these out. I knew the radials were heavy and expected to save a bit with the slicks. The slicks are 3 lbs lighter each, but the tubes weigh 6 lbs so it gained 3 lbs per wheel... I really loved the radials on a good track, and it had a best 60' of 1.10 at the old weight, but I want to be able to get down a marginal track more often and I'll probably try my luck at Milan's Outlaw 632 class at small block weight.
    I also opted out on the titanium beadlock bolts for $370 and hit up Mcmaster Carr for a shiney new set of grade 8 bolts for $20 lol.

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    $370 for bolts is a whole lot of ouch. What would the weight savings be between titanium and steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangmike6996 View Post
    $370 for bolts is a whole lot of ouch. What would the weight savings be between titanium and steel?
    Not enough unless you are spending someone elses money lol. You will need to buy at least 2 sets so you can have spares to replace all the ones you will ruin putting the ring on and taking it off. So start with $700 in titanium ring bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangmike6996 View Post
    $370 for bolts is a whole lot of ouch. What would the weight savings be between titanium and steel?
    The bag of 96 grade 8 bolts weighs 3.08 lbs. From what I could find, grade 5 titanium is about 45% lighter than grade 8 steel, so the same 96 bolts would be 1.68 lbs.

    Thanks to camaromann for talking me out of it lol.

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