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Old 05-15-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Bolt Patterns

Do they make adapters that could change the bolt pattern of a car, for example have an adapter attach to the 4 bolt pattern on my car but then also have 5 studs on it so that you could attach a 5bolt rim?
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Old 05-15-2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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Do they make adapters that could change the bolt pattern of a car, for example have an adapter attach to the 4 bolt pattern on my car but then also have 5 studs on it so that you could attach a 5bolt rim?
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:11 PM   #3
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I think its possible, i cant really find any sites for it really. I found this http://www.motorsport-tech.com/Pages/Adapters2.html but i dont really know if that is what you want. You may have to get a hold of them and find out.
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Old 05-16-2005, 07:33 PM   #4
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Do they make adapters that could change the bolt pattern of a car, for example have an adapter attach to the 4 bolt pattern on my car but then also have 5 studs on it so that you could attach a 5bolt rim?

Yes. Hot rodders have been using them for decades. Wheel-A-Dapt, A-Dapt-It, and more make them. Here's one that makes custom ones for any car-wheel combo:

http://www.wheeladapters.com/wheel_a...el_spacers.asp
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:29 PM   #5
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in my mind, they dont seem that safe... you put it on and torque the bolt down, and then you bolt the wheel on torque it down... if you didnt tourque ther bolts down right, you have one bad torque spec over another... possble axel kill....?
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I guess its just a risk that some people would rather take in order to have the wheels they want. As long as you make sure and double check everything (and possibly re-torgue them every now and then) they should be fine and perfectly safe. One question though, does that adapter make it so that the wheel will stick out a little more then if you put in on the regular 4 bolt studs? If so is it a noticeable amount?
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yeh, they will make them stick out further
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Those are dangerous and not safe to use, I don't care who says otherwise. Not only that, but they will cause premature bearing wear. To me, they don't exist. There's a reason they aren't very popular.
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Those are dangerous and not safe to use, I don't care who says otherwise. Not only that, but they will cause premature bearing wear. To me, they don't exist. There's a reason they aren't very popular.

Porsche has been using them for years. The original 911 Turbo used adapters, and many of the race cars used spacers and adapters. Hot rodders and road racers have been using them for decades without problems. I've used them on VW Bajas that go offroading (and jumping...).

Trust me, there's a reason they DO exist.

Here are some Porsche factory units





and some of the more common ones:

http://www.wheelenhancement.com/index.php?t=AccSpacers

And even from one of the largest Porsche parts stores:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...g14.htm#item61

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/showt...eel+ adapters
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