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JK35
04-16-2008, 06:37 PM
What would it take to change to 5x114.5? I just can't find what I want in
5x112!
-thoughts on installing BBK on a converted bolt pattern?


Anyone here ever tried to stuff 255/35/18 or even 265/35/18's under one of these cars?
Mich. Pilot Sport II's on some LIGHTass forged wheels (if I can ever find anything I like for a price I feel is reasonable)
I don't mind some minor rubbing, and drop shouldn't be an issue with Koni coilovers finely dialed in...

-Opinions on fitment please?

bernB5
04-16-2008, 06:43 PM
even my 245/35/18's rubbed, but my suspension was a bit too soft at the time.if you have a stiff enough setup and aren't retarded low, you might be ok.

pinky
04-16-2008, 07:01 PM
-thoughts on installing BBK on a converted bolt pattern?


you'll need to replace the wheel hub with one for whatever bolt patter you want to go to.. it'll have to fit the wheel bearing as well as the drive axle.. i have no clue where you would find one that works

Overboostin
04-16-2008, 07:18 PM
You can get adapters to fit 5x114.5 wheels

Wizard-of-OD
04-17-2008, 02:25 AM
What would it take to change to 5x114.5? I just can't find what I want in
5x112!
-thoughts on installing BBK on a converted bolt pattern?


Anyone here ever tried to stuff 255/35/18 or even 265/35/18's under one of these cars?
Mich. Pilot Sport II's on some LIGHTass forged wheels (if I can ever find anything I like for a price I feel is reasonable)
I don't mind some minor rubbing, and drop shouldn't be an issue with Koni coilovers finely dialed in...

-Opinions on fitment please?
My A4 was converted from 5 x 112 to 5 x 114.3 .You are going to pay about $75US/corner to have the hubs redrilled and while your @ it have them install studs.Makes changing wheels a walk in the park.

Why go 5 x 114.3?Makes finding light wheels such as Volk,Advan etc a walk in the park.We laugh @ the Honda boys but those guys REALLY spend the money where it counts and they change wheels faster than I can change my underwear.
You can pick up a set of TE37's for 1000US.These are wheels that can cost upwards of 600US/corner....

mike-2ptzero
04-17-2008, 07:32 AM
The wheels can also be drilled and new seats put in. I even found a set of 16's that were under 14 lbs that were 5x114.3, but seeing that I also want to have 100mm long pressed in wheel studs installed into the hubs I might just have the hubs redrilled instead of having the wheels redrilled. Time for me to start looking for a local shop to do the work.

jasonpickett
04-17-2008, 11:58 AM
here you go

http://www.raderwerks.com/parts_details.cfm?type=9

Then you don't have to worry about rotors and calipers to fit.