View Full Version : Adapters

08-29-2007, 08:20 PM
I'm just curious, aside from the extra cost, is there any real disadvantage to using adapters to fit wheels with a different bolt pattern? I've got my eye on some that are 5x114.3 and I'm considering just picking up some adapters for it.

I know it would be better just to get some 5x112 wheels, but the price is just too compelling . . .

08-29-2007, 09:24 PM
Any wheel experts out there?

08-31-2007, 11:58 AM
* bump

08-31-2007, 12:01 PM
I would think the integrity of the hub would be a problem? I'm not sure though, that's just what it would seem like.

08-31-2007, 01:23 PM
Yeah, I keep thinking that adding an extra part would reduce the overall integrity/strength, but I wonder by how much? Maybe it's realistically not any different at all - and I suppose since they are being sold and used by many people that they can't be too horrible, but I'd hate to find out later that it would cause some long-term problems with my hubs or something.