After picking out the wheels I liked, and reading on this board how the factory studs are short for Alba wheels, I purchased a set of Rad Parts extended wheel studs. Installation was very easy with a press, took longer to remove all the hubs. Installing the wheels, I started at 35lbs, had a stud fail at the flange before I even got near 35lbs. Wrote the company about the problem and was told they had a "few" that got through that were knurled incorrectly. Was promised they would replace them. Three weeks go by (and a ride), received nothing. Ended up purchasing four more studs from them. They are different in color but look the same. Replaced all four today, had one snap in the same place. I am not feeling confident with there product and I'm out $85. I will be contacting them again to see what they say. Please note the factory wheel torque is 58lbs. I did confirm my torque wrenches with a digital torque adapter thinking my wrenches were the problem. Thoughts on how the hubs would hold up drilling them (and the wheels) to a 12mm stud would be appreciated.
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