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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2014, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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DIY 4 lug to 5 lug conversion any ideas

I have an 2003 mini cooper s .
im from sd ca
will like to know if aomeone knows how to convert from 4 lug to 5 lug wheel.
please help me out I have seen some pics of minis with 5 lug rims .
Please help me. Thanks
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I believe you have to fit a spacer/adaptor thats uses the original 4 stud pattern to bolt it to the hub and the spacer has the 5 studs fitted in that.
Obviously the wheel will move outwards if a spacer is fitted so the wheel offside youre fitting will need to cater for that so you dont get the wheel/tyre fouling on full lock.

4 to 5 stud wheel adapters - GKTech
http://www.gktech.com/index.php/4-to...-adapters.html
The GKTECH 4 to 5 stud wheel adapters allow a 4 stud car to fit 5 stud wheels. Sold as a pair these wheel adapters bolt on to your standard hub
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Yes,you guess it well.He will need an perfect adapter to fit these wheel.Its done by an professional mechanic.So you can took your Mini to its mechanic and he fitted it well.I personally done it for the many cars not only Mini but also others.
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As the guys say adapters are the easiest way, but you will need to choose your wheels wisely to get the offset correct else you'll have the wheels proud of the bodywork (not good)

Alternatively, though may not be achievable with a Mini but you could get the hubs re-drilled to a 5 stud pattern. You can usually utilise one of the 4 stud lugs and drill and tape the other 4 to a particular 5 stud PCD. You will need to remove your hubs and only use any experienced machine shop in this type of thing. It will probably need to machine the rotors as well to suite and throw up a bunch of other considerations into the mix as well.
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Why would you want to bother?

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