Trailer axle - Lug bolts vs studs

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ispy, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Silver Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 2,940

    What's on it now doesn't really matter. Since your going to have to go through it all anyways. A conversion kit to go to bolts or studs is not very complicated.

    Like Springfield said bolts make it harder to install almost to the point of a two main job depending on tire size and weight. Some rims will have pins to assist in bolt install.
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  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,930

    Just use a punch or screw driver to hold the tire in place until you get the lug bolt started.

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    I don't see what the problem is....maybe I missed something
  3. springfield_pest

    springfield_pest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I found an even better idea, I don't use his trailer now that I have a 14' enclosed, a 4x8 open with 2000#axle, and a 20' equipment trailer. But now he uses mine

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,464

    Yea I just changed an older rv camper tire like that. Really didn't line up correctly until I got one stud almost all the way in

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