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Four or Five?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by drbelanger73, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. drbelanger73

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    My GSR's wheels have four studs. A Type-R (and a lot of other performance vehicals) have five. I would think that this would improve the application of force as well as stopping power due to the increased number of contact points on the wheel. How much difference does it really make though?

    In the end I would like to aquire a turbo setup for my Integra but that is at least a year away. Running about 5-6lbs of boost into mostly stock B18C1 isn't gonna make some 500 horsepower monster.

    Would it be worth the effort to start searching junk yards for a swap or should I just upgrade my brakes and call it good?
     
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    just upgrade your brakes.. Brembo blanks and Hawk HPS pads FTW!
     
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    yeah what eg said. and not all type r was 5 lug
     
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    the 96 wasnt... the rest were
     
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    more lugs is generally used for more rotational mass-- larger, heavier, wheels.

    hondas and such have 4x100
    most subbys have 5x 114.3
    bmw rocks 5x120
    pickups run 6x140 (among others)
    rigs run like 25x12312 lol
     
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    werd, ty all

    I do need to move past the tearing stuff off phase and move into the bolting the thing back together and driving it bit...
     
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    these guys are right. i changed lug patterns, 4x100 > 4x114.3 but only because i upgraded to UBER MASSIVE BRAKEAGE!

    and the wheels i ultimately want for the car come in 4x114.3 :)
     
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    i have 5x114.3s and its an absolute whore trying to find quality light weight 15 inch wheels for it :(
    they are either 16 +
    wrong offset
    heavy
    questionable quality
    the same fucking wheels everyone else has
    or 8 million dollars a piece
    :(
     
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    shouldnt be that hard to find decent 15" 5lug wheels
    jlbmotorsport.com
     
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    a good idea. I like it !
     
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    drbelanger73 Beer is good for you.

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    Even though I am from Boston, and therefore naturally your better, I must admit I don't know everything...

    I understand the 4 and 5 to be number of lugs but what is the second number?
     
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    the distance between the lugs
     
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    right. imagine a square or a pentagon. the distance between the points in MM.
     
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    Werd...

    That pretty much says it all. I think ill throw that diagram in my toolcase...
     
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