my friend told me he has a set of tires and rims but they are 6lug, are there any conversion kits out there to make a 5x4.5 to a 6? i know i gotta figure out the spacing but i was just checkin first. thanks guys
05-07-2010 12:06 AM
yea they are wheel spacers. Some hate them and some love them. I have no issue with running them, it will run you about the same price for new rims as it does for the spacers. I also like the spacers for the fact that it widens the tire track by 3 or so inches total.
05-07-2010 12:54 AM
Originally Posted by jdhallissey
yea they are wheel spacers. ....
That'd be wheel adaptors, not spacers. Spacers don't have provisions for the added wheel studs, just holes to make the wheel stick out more.
An adaptor is also a spacer, but a spacer isn't an adaptor.
05-07-2010 01:50 AM
Don't bother, going to 5 to 6 lugs with an adapter simply to run a buddy's wheels isn't worth it. Especially since the adapter would make them stick out pretty far since undoubtedly his 6 lug wheels already have a reduced amount of backspacing. :)
05-07-2010 07:01 AM
IMO Spacers and adaptors are a bad idea, the best and strongest connection is a direct connection.
In addition, in NY / NJ cops LOVE giving tickets for wheels sticking out past the flares
05-07-2010 07:36 AM
:zap: no problems here yet, just failed NJ state inspection about twenty two times.
Yea not worth it at all especially if you're going to be paying him for the rims. If not, then pick up a set of cheap Cragers and throw the tires on there.