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Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted August 28, 2005 06:09 PM  
On my metric...82 pontiac....

it has the oversize studs in it...big ones! when i measure the bolt i measure from the middle of one stud to the end of the other stud??? i came up with 4.75"

does this sound correct for metrics?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted August 28, 2005 06:26 PM  
Yes a metric should have a 4 3/4 bolt pattern. If you are buying new rims for your car and it has oversized lugs on it I would recomend fitting all of the rims before you need to use them sometimes the holes are just a fraction off and the rim won't slide on very good. Seen way to many frantic tire changes with rims that don't want to go on.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 112
posted August 28, 2005 08:25 PM  
I second sizing the tires especialy with the large studs I've thought I sized tires before and then when i was in a hurry had a really hard time getting them on. So now I size the holes bolt them on and recheck them because sometimes the edge get flattened buy the lug nut and their a pain to get off.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted August 29, 2005 07:27 PM  
alright thanks guys...

i was told to use 3" backspacing on them as well? atleast to start with...?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted September 03, 2005 07:55 AM  
yup 3 in is a good starting point

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