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2G Eclipse 96 5 lug to 4 lug

Posted by Velmin hu, Jun 12, 2019 at 4:48 AM

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  1. Velmin hu

    Velmin hu Probationary Member

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    greetings I got 96 gst bought axis se7en rims 18 but there are 4 lug with 114.3 and the eclipse only came with 5x114.3 any way to convert it so I can put the rims on like drilling or wheel adapters thanks.

    Any way to convert 5x114.3 eclipse original size bolt pattern to new rims 4x114.3 please help.
     
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  2. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Why? Going to a 4 stud is not the best thing to do, its outdated and in all fairness useless,
    Dont also forget that good wheels in 4x114.3 are actually harder to come by in decent sizes,

    Stick with the stock stud pattern,

    If you are really hell bent on doing it then just go and buy Galant wheel bearings as they are 4 stud stock
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019 at 7:32 AM

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  3. delta448

    delta448 DSM Wiseman

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    It would be a million times easier to just sell them and buy wheels with the correct lug pattern even if you could find 4 lug hubs that could be modified to work on a 2G DSM. You'd have to match axle diameter and spline count at the 4 lug hub or else make custom CV axles that mated to the DSM transmission.

    Square peg round hole.

    If you have size 12 feet you don't buy size 8 shoes and ask a doctor to cut your toes off, do you?
     
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  4. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    +1 what Bobby said
     

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    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Literally no reason too. Bobby +2
     

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