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4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by buggin70 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:48 am

how much off set do they add?
this is an idea ive had a while im just curious

i either wanna pit brms on my bug or ill get some wheels vw made like the sport wheel or the baja edition
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by Damn-it Don on Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:02 pm

There are four lug BRMs-recently manufactured. I think by Flat4.
They have 4 spokes.

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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by drewBAKER on Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:56 pm

Don Hall wrote:There are four lug BRMs-recently manufactured. I think by Flat4.
They have 4 spokes.

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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by sploval53 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:20 pm

well damn thats whats on my vert
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by fluxcap on Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:38 pm

CIP1 sells these and says they are 1/2 inch thick.
http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-6709

But it'd be over $100 for a set of 4. I believe you can use 66-67 drums/backing plates up front to get wide 5 without using adapters. See this thread.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=159548

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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by bakertim2 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:17 pm

Only problem is he already has dropped spindle disc brakes and doesn't want to go back to drum. The rear is easy, just change drums. If it added a 1/2 inch per side, who cares with a 5 inch narrowed beam?
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by buggin70 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:56 pm

bakertim2 wrote:Only problem is he already has dropped spindle disc brakes and doesn't want to go back to drum. The rear is easy, just change drums. If it added a 1/2 inch per side, who cares with a 5 inch narrowed beam?

so what about the back?
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by bakertim2 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:06 pm

The rear is easy, just change drums. You can just buy new wide 5 drums for a 67 or thing drums and they will slide right over your existing brakes.
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by buggin70 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:16 pm

im thinkin just gettin those sprint stars
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by rpm750 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:24 pm

Here's my 2 cents....

On my '64 I went with 4 bolt on the rear and will use adapters to get back to wide 5. Reason is the '64 drums are 30mm wide and the 4 bolts are 40mm wide. I wanted wider drums for better stopping power. I'm running disk and these 40mm on O'Bugga and he stops very well.

I'm going to run the 40's on the '64 rear and stock size, which I think are already 40mm, on the front.

All that being said I'd go the adapter route and keep the wider drums and your disks. If you ever want to go back just take them off. I think the adapters will only push the wheels out the thickness of the adapter, 1/2" or so.

Just a side note, if you use the wide 5 on the rear you will need a spacer on the axle b/c the early axles are short and the later ones are long. Most volks just use the inner spacer that the seal rides on as the spacer to get the nut to tighten up.
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by buggin70 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:42 pm

thanks everyone

but im gunna try to get some 4 lug wheels i know of
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by sploval53 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:11 am

On the back you have to change out drum and shoes. And run a spacer between the axle nut and drum. That's what I had to do on the sploval its a 69 pan
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by ASBug on Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:44 am

buggin70 wrote:im thinkin just gettin those sprint stars
You should get a set of turtle backs. Be rare...
Both Havoc and I have a set we might could sell you.
Nice looking Car,
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Re: 4 lug to wide five adapters

Post by buggin70 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:16 am

ASBug wrote:
buggin70 wrote:im thinkin just gettin those sprint stars
You should get a set of turtle backs. Be rare...
Both Havoc and I have a set we might could sell you.
Nice looking Car,
KC

i like the rare factor but i think id rather have some og sprint stars

o dont like the look of turtles
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