Okay, there are LOTS of resources out here.
But, in preparing for new track wheels for me, I needed rear 20mm spacers and extended wheel studs to match.
Forged Performance sold me the spacers and studs, it's an Eibach spacer (very high quality, BTW).
For installing the studs, I had already installed rear studs in those hubs before. That being said, EXTENDED studs was going to be something else entirely.
I read up on the following threads...
And I admit, I was a little intimidated. I had just replaced the front wheel hubs, and I did NOT look forward to pulling the rear hubs. I forged ahead, and hoped. I got stuck HERE:
You see those hub bolts? No no no, not the big ones at the BOTTOM of the picture, the little ones AROUND THE DRIVESHAFT? Yeah, those.
Those are virtually IMPOSSIBLE to remove without getting the wheel nut loose, and pushing the axle in SIGNIFICANTLY to be able to get to the heads. The driveaxle CV joint somes ridiculously close to the edge of the bolt. There HAS to be an easier way..
Fortunately, there is....
Detailed in "another wheel stud....." Thanks god7illa.
But, after removing that stupid parking brake thing on one side, and even THAT being a pain in the ass, I fiddled around a little bit.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that THIS SPACE:
If you remove the parking brake mechanism...
This area is big enough to install even 20mm extended wheel studs with NO hub removal, and NO removal of the parking brake!!!
I removed the parking brake cable for the left rear.
For the right rear, all I did was remove the drum brake mechanism, and the studs slipped in from above because you can start inserting them at a slight angle from the pocket where the adjuster is, and all is well!!
Thank you to:
I couldn't have done ANY of it without all of you.
By the way, icarus, you are a magician. Removing those rear wheel hubs without taking apart half the damn suspension is a big feat. If you read the service manual, it's a long day. I don't know how you did it, I gave up and looked for shortcuts. Thank God I found them.