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Old December 7th, 2011, 09:52 AM
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Window Studs and Speednuts

The windows were removed without issue last week. While the OEM stuff still looks servicable and held the window frame tight and rattle free, I will chalk this purchase to preventative maintenance.

Looks like there are two styles of stainless still studs and nuts available.

Option 1 - The set by British Atlantic:
round studs:
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/9784.cfm
and "QuickNuts":
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/9788.cfm

Option 2 - the square shaft studs by Gulf Coast Rovers:
http://www.gulfcoastrovers.com/soft-top-window-stud/

and the tapered "Kingfast" nuts by Rovers North:
http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-3...-set-of-4.aspx

Option two is cheaper and I like the square shaft stud and tapered nut design of option 2 as well. Does one design hold the windows tighter than another?
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Old December 7th, 2011, 10:24 AM
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I had the Kingfast nuts and they sucked.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 10:51 AM
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I've had the Quicknuts version on my ST for about 8 years and have had no complaints.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Second on the quicknuts, they work great!
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Old December 7th, 2011, 01:04 PM
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I installed AB's stainless studs and Quick Nuts several years ago (the soggy Northwest weather had rapidly finished off the original equipment) and would recommend them without reservation. Removing and installing the windows is a snap with this modification.
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Old December 7th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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Thanks guys, just placed an order for the SS nuts and studs with Atlantic British. I asked if there was a combo pricing deal. They said good timing and tossed in a "holiday discount". I hope this lessens the sting.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 12:08 PM
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I installed AB's stainless studs and Quick Nuts several years ago (the soggy Northwest weather had rapidly finished off the original equipment) and would recommend them without reservation. Removing and installing the windows is a snap with this modification.
Hey, you should chime in on the Seattle Meet Up (Happy Hour) Thread. We never have it because the weather always sucks or we're just lazy; but periodically we get a burst of energy and talk about having one.
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The quiknuts will get nasty too. Water will rust the threads which will collect in the nut and spill on your clothing or interior at the least opportune time. It can fester inside the quiknuts for days or weeks after a heavy rain.
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Old December 10th, 2011, 08:37 AM
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The quiknuts will get nasty too. Water will rust the threads which will collect in the nut and spill on your clothing or interior at the least opportune time. It can fester inside the quiknuts for days or weeks after a heavy rain.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll drill a hole through the bottom so they can drain.
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Old December 11th, 2011, 07:19 AM
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I always spray some wd-40 into the nuts before I put them on. Seems to help.
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