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5 bolt wheel adapters for the EA cars 140 to 100


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#1 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:34 PM

I'm looking at adding a new product to my store at www.sjrlift.com the 4x140 to 5x100 adapter to install the newer Subaru wheels onto the older cars, I'm looking at offering 2 styles one set of 4 that would bolt upto drums or discs and another option to have new rear drums machined to the 5x100 pattern, it's not a cheep endeavor looking at $350-400 a set for the first run, if I get a few interested and prepay I'll start on this right away, if not then It will sit for now. Scott

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:33 PM

It is looking like you should look into this Scott. It would be cheaper to buy your adapters then to be on the hunt to find the parts to make it 5 lug. I say it is a great idea. I would rather have all Subie rims and tires at my place then having a whole set of tires and snow tires of 6 lug. Keep me posted. 



#3 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:24 PM

It is looking like you should look into this Scott. It would be cheaper to buy your adapters then to be on the hunt to find the parts to make it 5 lug. I say it is a great idea. I would rather have all Subie rims and tires at my place then having a whole set of tires and snow tires of 6 lug. Keep me posted. 

. I plan to do it, I'm figuring out all the details now

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:24 AM

Cool. I know you would sell them. I know I would buy some.  :)



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:44 AM

I don't believe the drum thickness is sufficient to drill the 5x100 PCD safely. I had a look at these awhile back and there isn't enough material once you step away from the center of the drum (should be 10mm to match factory XT6). 

 

I know people who have done it, but it's not something I would offer to sell to the public.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:08 AM

IMO, if you're going to make an adapter, go to a more common bolt pattern. 5x114.3/4.5 would be perfect.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:41 PM

I agree with Numbchux, 5x100 is a terrible pattern to convert to.  Either 4x100, 4x114.3 or 5x114.3.

 

I'm not interested, because I think wheel adapters/wheel spacers are a terrible choice to begin with, but I figured I'd comment on the lug pattern.


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#8 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:59 PM

I agree with Numbchux, 5x100 is a terrible pattern to convert to.  Either 4x100, 4x114.3 or 5x114.3.
 
I'm not interested, because I think wheel adapters/wheel spacers are a terrible choice to begin with, but I figured I'd comment on the lug pattern.

That's a great idea, after I'm setup with the 5x100 I can also offer other bolt patterns, I wanted to go with 5x100 as that's what the newer Subarus are and if your a Subaru nut that's the wheels you have on your parts car




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