View Full Version : Should i get bolt pattern changers??

11-13-2002, 11:00 PM
they are thick spacers that change the pattern from 4x 114.3 to 5x 114.3, i dont have the money for a 5lug swap and i wans some wide 17x9 rims or 16x9, are thise bolt pattern changers good??

11-14-2002, 12:06 AM
Doy uo know what the price is? Problem is a lot of times these are more expensive than a 5 lug swap.

11-14-2002, 12:15 AM
i've never even heard of these. got any more info/links?

11-14-2002, 01:00 AM
I think if you have the money for 17x9 wheels (and decent tires to go on them), you have money for a 5-lug conversion. If you source junkyard parts and do it yourself it shouldn't be too bad.

11-14-2002, 01:39 AM
Don't do it. If you want 5 lug, do the 5 lug swap the right way...won't be THAT much more money in the long run anyways, and will ultimately be safer.

11-14-2002, 01:41 AM
i believe one of the board members here used those. it broke, car was totalled and he was lucky. i think i know who it is but i dont want to say to give out wrong info .just remember that story.

do it right. dont go shortcuts

11-14-2002, 03:11 AM
You have money for wheels, but don't have 350 bucks for four five-lug hubs?


11-14-2002, 03:29 AM
Maybe he dosen't want to get new rotors, or change the ball joint in his lower control arms, or re-drill his struts mounts? I dunno http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/confused.gif

11-14-2002, 03:30 AM
I guess it's all about the bling and the bling...

Sometimes what may seems easier and cheaper is definintely not...


11-14-2002, 04:10 AM
nothigns wrong with high quality adaptros

11-14-2002, 11:15 AM
where are these available from and for how much?
where can you get a set of 5 lug hubs for 350?
aren't they like 150 a piece and you still have to get spindles etc...

11-14-2002, 11:28 AM
you wont find 350 online anywhere. junkyard and you might get lucky. it is possible, just depends how much you can wheel and deal and how much patience you have shopping around.

11-14-2002, 12:07 PM
Actually some companies in Japan sell five lug hubs as a bolt on modification. I do not have my magazine here, or I would scan it, but the price was about 300 dollars. These hubs were bolt on for the s13.

11-14-2002, 12:14 PM
yeah that's what i'm holding out. they are for the fronts only though., so you wont need the spindles.

alex has them (mav1178). so easy to put on it was hubs. the rears took much longer (z32 NA hubs is what he used and upright i think too...i forget, it was awhile back) heh..