Safe and sound... I installed ARP extended studs expecting I would at some point use spacers to get the track width where I wanted it but ended up not needing the spacers on this combo. So it looks kinda funky with the extended stud sticking out past the rim.where's your nuts?
This entire headache can be avoided by seeking out the right vehicle. Look this stuff over before buying one and you'll be set. Hack job wiring under the hood? "Custom" stereo? Walk away...I'm going to kind of talk you out of it. I had one almost 20 years ago. It was a fun vehicle and in some ways I kind of miss it. But the newest one is 20 years old now. And after wrenching on plenty of older cars "maintained" by past owners, I don't think it's something I would want to get back into. The biggest problem to me would be electrical. Radio or lights or whatever been replaced or messed with? Wonder how bad the hack job is going to be. And not only that, those tend to be cascading problems that prove to be very difficult to track.
I bought a 2007 Z4Coupe a few years ago that had a $3000 "professional" system installed for the former owners daughter. I starting to pull that stuff out when I got the car home. Tons of broken retainer clips. Wires twisted together with electrical tape. Wood screws to hold the speakers in. I'll never buy another used car with a replaced radio again.
And a few years before that, I had a 1994 F150. One day it would not start. Traced to the problem to a bad computer. In the end, it cost me $5 to replace 3 or 4 bad capacitors. But had I bought the replacement computer, it would have been closer to $400 just for the part. On top of that, it actually presented as a fuel pump issue. Had I not found a very good online discription, there is no telling what I would have replaced to track down the problem.
Point being, mechinical problems can be straight forward to fix but electrical issues are a whole 'nother level.