Hi Neil, thanks for the info. I did see those for sale originally. When I planned the upgrade for some reason I thought these studs were 1/2” longer than stock. The reason being I did not actually measure everything. Too many things to keep track of I guess. LOL. So thought having more threads is better but now realize they are a full 1 inch taller so having the non threaded area on the top would have been ok.Joel,
It may be too late now but I'd suggest using wheel studs with rounded unthreaded ends. ARP makes them. This makes starting the nut easier and prevents cross- threading. SCTA requires 1" across hex nuts so that they provide a wider contact area on the wheel. This reduces the chance that the nut could pull through the wheel.
Thanks Howard, that press works good and as you say the working area is a bit too small. I was thinking of modifying it to make the working area 2-3” taller.Be sure you check with your wheel manufacture. I found that there are several different manufactures lug nuts that won't fit correctly with the GM ZO6 wheels I use. In the end I bought some GM replacement USA lugs for the ZO6 wheels I use. All good. Beware cheap Chinese lug nut knockoffs.
By the way I have that same press that I bought for the same purpose. I have used it quite a bit since. Kind of small working area but after all its pretty cheap.