4 to 5 lug conversion parts list, anyone done this recently?

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4 to 5 lug conversion parts list, anyone done this recently?

Post by Hobgoblyn » Thu May 11, 2017 6:56 pm

Has anyone done a 4 to 5 lug conversion lately? I have a few questions I hope some of you may be able to help with.
1 Is the Scorpio rotor a direct replacement for the front and what needs to be done to fit them on back.
2 Is there a better alternative? I have not sourced any parts yet, so I am open to options.
I have been thinking about the SVT Contour swap but thing is there are not many wheels that fit a Merk, none that I like. Enkei J10's look decent but I found a BBS 16x7 5x108 SR Gray on ebay for $175 apiece, the et is 45 so 10mm spacers up front and voila. I have searched for hours and haven't found much for a 4x108 16x7 with the right et(backspacing). Frustrating :evil:
I want the most bang for the buck but am willing to compromise for ease of installation and/or parts sourcing!
Thanks, Lyn
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Re: 4 to 5 lug conversion parts list, anyone done this recen

Post by Esteban » Fri May 12, 2017 12:34 am

What backspacing are you looking for in 16x7. Many hubcentric spacers available to make whatever you find fit.

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Re: 4 to 5 lug conversion parts list, anyone done this recen

Post by Hobgoblyn » Fri May 12, 2017 2:00 pm

As you know the factory spec is 35, and I am told anything up to 42 will work. I am considering a couple of options. If I can find a set of Hockenheim R's I may just stay with the 4 lug. However, if I can't find those I have found a set of BBS that are 16x7 5x108 with a 45 backspace. They will fit the back with scorpio hubs and only require a 10mm spacer for the fronts. I positively want to go with bigger brakes in front and a nice rear disc setup. Brembo's and Baer's are out of the question. My logic is that if I have to change both front rotors and put rotors on the back, why not go 5 lug for more wheel choices as well as the safety aspect. Does this help? I am interested in Tim's Focus rear disc swap as well. If you have expertise or experience in this area I would be enormously appreciative of any info you can provide. Thanks, Lyn

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