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Stud Installation


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Before Studding:

  • For our studs, tires must have pre-formed pockets. If your tires do not have pockets, these are not the studs for you.
  • Do NOT test-ride new tires before studding (pebbles will get lodged in stud pockets).
  • Remove debris from pockets before adding studs.

Installing the Studs:

  • Slide pointed end of stud into the end of the tool.
    • Our Monster-magnetized tool will hold the stud securely in the tip.
    • With the Mini-mag tool it is best to hold it at an upward angle or as close to horizontal as possible until you get it to the stud pocket.
  • Push the flange of the stud into the pocket.
  • Angled approach and/or twisting motion will help the stud go in.
  • For easier insertion, lubricate with hand sanitizer or similar.
  • When flange bottoms out, remove the tool.
  • The flange will hold the stud in place.
  • End of stud body should be flush with knob surface with only carbide tip protruding.

After Studding:

  • For increased stud retention, ride 10-20 mi on hard surface to seat studs before riding off road.
  • Removal is the opposite of insertion.
  • Wash hands after handling.
  • Cycle with care.