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Old 06-23-2013, 06:27 AM
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5x120mm wheels on 5x4,75" hub?

Any of you using wheels with metric 5x120 mm bolt pattern on 5x4,75" hubs?

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Old 06-23-2013, 09:50 AM
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Close but no cigar!
5x4.75 equals 5x120.65.
They'll be close to fitting but would you really bet your life on them working at 100kph.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:44 PM
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Close but no cigar!
5x4.75 equals 5x120.65.
They'll be close to fitting but would you really bet your life on them working at 100kph.
Really? You're talking about 0.025" (that's 25 thousands) of an inch. I'd bet the manufacturer's tolerances are looser than that. I had 114.3mm (4.5") wheels on our '04 CTS (which calls for 115mm) from new to trade-in and non hub-centric at that. No vibrations and nothing ever wore or came apart...

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I guess you where lucky!
I just wouldn't recommend it.
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I wouldn't recommend it either, but I've seen people use bronze bushings to act as sleeves to take up the slack between the stud and wheel mounting hole.
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the 3rdgen camaro guys do it all the time with bmw wheels a few of the even autocross the cars and have no issues.
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Think about this for a minute, the difference is the width of 3 human hairs. Do you really think this matters on wheel fitment?

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Think about this for a minute, the difference is the width of 3 human hairs. Do you really think this matters on wheel fitment?

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exactly the machinging of the wheels has more play then that even on factory stuff
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It will bend the studs just a bit. And studs really don't like that at all. It's like mounting a flat-backed wheel on a hub with tinnerman clips still on. You'll eventually lose one or more studs.

The same goes for 5-114.3 PCD patterns and 5-115 rims. Will it bolt down? Yeah. Will it torque correctly? Nope. Can it fall off? More like will.
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It will bend the studs just a bit. And studs really don't like that at all. It's like mounting a flat-backed wheel on a hub with tinnerman clips still on. You'll eventually lose one or more studs.

The same goes for 5-114.3 PCD patterns and 5-115 rims. Will it bolt down? Yeah. Will it torque correctly? Nope. Can it fall off? More like will.
Huh? Bend the studs? Hmmm, mine went on with no bending issues (unless I'm of superman strength). Mine always torqued to 100 ft/lbs. And six years with no problems... OP, it's up to you, is it better to listen to experience or believe internet hype from trolls?

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'Internet trolls' coming from someone trolling. Go figure!!
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Huh? Bend the studs? Hmmm, mine went on with no bending issues (unless I'm of superman strength). Mine always torqued to 100 ft/lbs. And six years with no problems... OP, it's up to you, is it better to listen to experience or believe internet hype from trolls?

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If you're calling me a troll, that's pretty pathetic.

As for bending them, yes, they will. I work in the tire industry, and turn roughly 90 cars a day. The company I work for sells about $3.5 billion in tires and wheels. My experience doesn't come from Google. But whatever.

I haven't been on this forum in about a year. Looks like the atmosphere has changed a bit...
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Look, I'm not trying to be an a-hole here, I ran this same setup for 6 years with zero problems. That is considered "real-world experience" where I come from. In all the tire rotations I did (every 6k miles) I never felt any kind of interference while removing and installing these minutely different-sized wheels, nor was there ever an issue with binding while finger tightening them down flush before torquing them. A lot of people also wail about hub-centric rings, which I never opted for either. So, how strange is it that I broke every rule in your book, but have never had a problem? I'd be curious to know exactly how many of these wheels have fallen off. I've been on this planet 60 years (a rodder for 45) and have never heard of a single instance.

I'm offering OP "staleg" 6 years (75k miles) of real world driving experience from my point of view, but all I see on the flip side is pretty much nothing but suppositions...

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Try this real world experience!
1/4 mile bracket car with 2" studs, 9" rearend and some 5x115 charger wheels mounted up. Right rear wheel comes off at a buck ten, takes out the timing lights. After they inspected the studs and the wheel guess who got the bill!
My opinion is things are machined to match up. Close don't count. You take your chances. You've been lucky. Some haven't.
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