Longer Studs for Cobalts! - Chevy Cobalt SS Forum : Chevrolet Cobalt SS Forums
New posts Mark Forums Read
 
Go Back   Chevy Cobalt SS Forum : Chevrolet Cobalt SS Forums > Cobalt SS Discussion > How To:

CobaltSS.com is the premier Chevrolet Cobalt Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 08-05-2009, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
Moderator
 
RedSStreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,087
Garage
Longer Studs for Cobalts!

I was investigating where to look for longer studs for the Cobalt.

The size is 12X1.5mm and the stock ones were way to short to fit spacers or wider wheels safely. After lots of research and frustration, I could not find anything except for the Ebay studs which I was iffy about in the first place.

Now I have the right ones for you guys! I installed them just yesterday and the longer stud conversion applicable to the Cobalt (base models and SS), are actually the longer stud conversions for the 2005 Pontiac Grand Ams sold by GM performance divisions available at the dealer. For $2.50 a stud, they are readily available and you will need to change lug nuts as well to put your wheels on due to the added length. The correct lug nuts are 12X1.5" open end acorn style which will run you about $0.75 at Kragen or any other parts supplier.

To install them, you will need to do some tricky mechanical procedures due to the fact that the longer studs will not clear the backing plate in the rear and the Spindle in the front. I will post pics to help but not till tomorrow due to phone issues. But, to sum it up, for the rear, you will have to take off your wheel (obviously), take off caliper and bracket and rotor, unbolt top screw from shock on both sides. Make sure to have it on a rack and a jack under the axle with pressure so the spring doesn't unload all its pressure and damage anything. Then, let the axle hang freely to remove the spring, unbolt the 4 screws of the spindle to let it come out (behind the hub), bang the bolts out with a hammer and use an open end lug nut with a thick washer to pull the new stud through the hub and presto! Longer Studs! Go back and assemble the rear in the opposite order listed to put back together.

The fronts are a little more simpler than the rear. Take the wheel off, remove the caliper and bracket and rotor, remove 3 hub bolts from the back of the spindle. Knock out studs and pull out the new studs with the loose open end lug nut and thick washer and you are done. Repeat these steps in opposite order to reassemble and you have longer studs! NOTE: make sure to pump brake pedal before you start your vehicle to move.

Hope this list should help for any that are interested in longer studs!
RedSStreak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-05-2009, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
The HepKitty
 
LittleMT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,329
Excellent info, The pics will be extremely helpful...
__________________
...

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

the Bop that never Stopped...
Chantilly Lace - The Rolling Rockabilly Jukebox..
LittleMT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2009, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Moderator
 
RedSStreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,087
Garage
Yeah, like I said, sorry!

My phone was unresponsive yesterday when i did the job at my shop and I was really pissed! Those pics will be shot to you tomorrow as promised when I get it up on the rack again....
RedSStreak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2009, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
Moderator
 
RedSStreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,087
Garage
These two pics are the finishing product:



The bolts for the front hubs are located right next to the axle and are in a triangle distance:


The four bolts on the back side of the hub on the rear are located next to the spring and the purpose of taking the spring off is to get the b***om bolts loose:


And this is the shock bolt that is located on both sides that you disassemble to drop the rear axle:


And this is just an added pic of my SS just for the sake of it:
RedSStreak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Moderator
 
RedSStreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,087
Garage
A little early but because i had some time.

Enjoy modding your Cobalt for performance!
RedSStreak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2009, 11:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
Contributing User
 
U8_mY_g00ch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Phoenix, Az
Posts: 414
good stuff
__________________
2007 SS/SC
O T T P TVS Stage 3 w/ 2.9" & 80# inj., ZZP 3" CAI, ZZP Stainless Mid-Length Header w/ 3" Catted DP, ZZP Stainless 3" Magnaflow Cat-Back, O T T P Heat Exchanger, Opt B, TTR Upper Engine Mount
U8_mY_g00ch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-07-2009, 06:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
Moderator
 
RedSStreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,087
Garage
You going to do it??

Its definitely worth every penny to handle a lot better!
RedSStreak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2009, 10:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
skoal*boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Fort Bragg NC
Posts: 1,639
Garage
very nice!!!!!
__________________
I was beat by RKRamos.
skoal*boy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2009, 08:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 6
What do the longer studs do for your vehicle?
kasper_17 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2009, 05:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
Moderator
 
RedSStreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,087
Garage
^^

Widen the stance of vehicle by adding wheel spacers to increase handling.

Plus, it looks a lot better.
RedSStreak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Cobalt SS Forum : Chevrolet Cobalt SS Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wheel Studs? Clownshoes616 General Discussion 0 07-06-2009 06:51 AM
SC Cobalts Vampyr South Eastern Forum 0 09-30-2008 11:56 PM
New 06 Cobalts ItalianJoe1 Florida Forum 12 04-19-2006 07:34 PM
New to Cobalts miketrains03 Performance Modifications 18 02-07-2006 11:21 AM
which motor will last longer CamarotoCobalt General Discussion 2 08-04-2005 04:52 PM

» Recent Discussions
Buy (30Pieces) MacBook...
Today 12:41 AM
Last post by laqbnfgsyue
Today 12:41 AM
0 Replies, 6 Views
Buy (5Pieces) Apple...
Yesterday 03:03 PM
Last post by laqbnfgsyue
Yesterday 03:03 PM
0 Replies, 6 Views
Buy (20Pieces) MacBook...
11-15-2019 08:57 AM
Last post by laqbnfgsyue
11-15-2019 08:57 AM
0 Replies, 13 Views
May trade for an ss.
11-12-2019 10:11 AM
Last post by Thatoneguy89
11-12-2019 10:11 AM
0 Replies, 12 Views
FS(10Pieces) MacBook Pro...
11-11-2019 10:15 AM
Last post by laqbnfgsyue
11-11-2019 10:15 AM
0 Replies, 28 Views
FS(5Pieces) MacBook Pro...
11-08-2019 12:27 AM
Last post by laqbnfgsyue
11-08-2019 12:27 AM
0 Replies, 27 Views
Buy (50Pieces) Apple...
11-05-2019 12:10 AM
Last post by laqbnfgsyue
11-05-2019 12:10 AM
0 Replies, 29 Views
New here
11-02-2019 11:54 PM
Last post by Justin Detwiler
11-02-2019 11:54 PM
0 Replies, 28 Views
Buy (30Pieces) Apple...
10-30-2019 09:16 PM
Last post by laqbnfgsyue
10-30-2019 09:16 PM
0 Replies, 55 Views
Buy (20Pieces) Apple...
10-28-2019 01:32 AM
Last post by laqbnfgsyue
10-28-2019 01:32 AM
0 Replies, 50 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:29 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© AutoGuide