You may have studs that are too long. Ive found that's pretty common in the stud kits I've encountered, especially the ones on the front cap. I wound up measuring for the correct lengths and bought individual studs. All you need is for the nuts to fully engage the threads on the stud over the full height of the nut. Any part of the stud that sticks up past the top of the nut by more than 1/16" or so "wasted" and doesn't make things any stronger. Ideally, a stud with a nut and washer won't be much if any taller than the bolt in the same spot was.
Last edited by BearGFR; 09-12-2019 at 03:36 PM.