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Old 04-19-2008, 03:32 PM
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Way to make bigger bolt circle fit a smaller one?

dude here has some firebird rims he wants to sell me . bolt circle 4.75" i think my dip is 4.50" is there a way to make them fit?

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Old 04-19-2008, 04:37 PM
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find wheels that fit.
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4.5 is either ford or mopar bolt pattern & if you have a Mopar they won't fit w/out an adaptor.....joe
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yeah. dodge diplomat..

crap.. maybe someplace has them cheeper

rims are 50 bucks..
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4.5 is either ford or mopar bolt pattern & if you have a Mopar they won't fit w/out an adaptor.....joe
AMC also


and I have to put this to make the message long enough lol
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AMC also


and I have to put this to make the message long enough lol

well matt you would know about the AMC part
&&& I forgot..joe
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Free advice....Don't use a spacer. Purchase wheels that fit the car. I have used wheel adapters and almost had a wheel come off the car. They also change the back spacing.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:41 PM
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I stuck a Ford 9" under the rear of a Chevy car and in order to have the same lug pattern front and back I found a set of rotors that had an alternate bolt pattern drilled in them staggered about 35 degrees off the original. This allowed me to use a factory hub and rotor with the larger 5x5" pattern. No adapters required. I doub't you'll find something like this for a Diplomat but you can always take your hubs and rotors to a machine shop and they should be able to drill the necessary pattern for you. It might not be cheap though.
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= Blazin72 you can always take your hubs and rotors to a machine shop and they should be able to drill the necessary pattern for you. It might not be cheap though.
true, they probably could. but after paying for having them re-drilled, and having to have them re-drilled every time you change your brake rotors the deal you get on those rims is kinda null and void...I'm all for doing what you can with what you have, but your looking at a headache here, just find some rims that fit.
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true, they probably could. but after paying for having them re-drilled, and having to have them re-drilled every time you change your brake rotors the deal you get on those rims is kinda null and void...I'm all for doing what you can with what you have, but your looking at a headache here, just find some rims that fit.
Never said it was practical for everybody, just that it was doable.
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All those Mustangs, every Lexus & Infinity 6 cyl & above, all Honda CRVs & Pilots, a bunch of Toyota cars & 2wd pickups, late model Cadillacs, millions of Fords, all those Jeep Cherokees & Grand Cherokees, and a bunch of Mazdas with 4.5" circles (not to even mention the Chryslers) and you can't find any rims?...

Hey...seriously, I have a set of Camaro IROC rims that I had re-drilled to a 5" circle to fit a Chevy 1/2 ton pickup pattern. There was plenty of material for it, and they pressed in steel inserts. Looks like factory. I think I paid about 15 or 20 per wheel.
Too bad they are not your pattern...

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having the wheels re-drilled is something to think about, as long as theres enough material to be safe, and the back spacing is correct.

no offense blazin72, you said it wouldn't be cheap, I was just agreeing with you.

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None taken, I know sometimes it's hard to tell the nature of ones response over the internet.

Just don't call be "Balzin72" again.
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