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Speed Racer X
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posted January 31, 2005 08:17 PM  
I would like to change the wheel bolt pattern on the front of a Metric car from 5 on 4 3/4 to 5 on 5. I know that there are aftermarket rotors in 5 on 5, but $$$ is always a factor. Some of the other guys are running adapters, but I'm not sure I trust them and they are expensive. Some of the guys are redrilling the pattern on the stock rotors to 5 on 5 and having good luck, but others say the hubs will crack when redrilled. What do you guys think??? Thanks in advance!

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posted January 31, 2005 08:28 PM  
camero spindle and and older impalia roter with 5x5 and it even gets you bigger bearings hope this helps you out

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Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 31, 2005 08:40 PM  
Any ideas for converting a Ford rear with disks from 5X43/4 to 5X5?

Dirt Freak

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posted January 31, 2005 08:46 PM  
On mine I run the bolton adapter on the right front and a redrilled rotor for the left front. Heres my thinking, the left front has the least amount of stress out of all four wheels so it should last forever over there. The right front however has alot of stress on it. If the wheel bearings go out and ruin the rotor I can just take a stock rotor, knock the studs out and bolt it on the car. If I was going to do it again I would have just ordered the **** floater 4 3/4 and then I wouldnt have had to mess with changing the front over.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 31, 2005 08:47 PM  
My bad!!! converting 5X41/2 to 5X5?????

Dirt Freak

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posted January 31, 2005 08:56 PM  
Weld up the old holes and redrill as far away from the old holes as possible and you should have no problem. Heck everything on our car has been welded up & changed somewhere and it seems to get stronger

Dirt Freak

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posted February 01, 2005 05:34 PM  
the rear shouldn't be a problem b/c lots of axles come with both patterns (aftermarket axles)

the fronts shouldn't be a problem either but you will have to take them to a machine shop to have the recess' put in the back where the studs need to go to be flat

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rico 08
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posted February 03, 2005 05:31 PM  
Freind of mine broke a metric rotor that was drilled to a 5 on 5,i use the adapters on the rear but never tried em on the front.


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