Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Bolt Pattern Question: 5x115 vs 5x114 (will it work?) in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; My 1996 Seville STS uses a 5x115 bolt pattern. The rims I have discovered use a 5x114 bolt pattern. Is ...
Automobile(s): 1996 STS (181,000) Arnott Struts, 245/45/ZR18, 1" Drop -SOLD
Bolt Pattern Question: 5x115 vs 5x114 (will it work?)
My 1996 Seville STS uses a 5x115 bolt pattern. The rims I have discovered use a 5x114 bolt pattern. Is this a problem? Excuse my ignorance on the bolt pattern subject. As for offset, I can get 35 or 38. I think I have 35 right now.
My first set of aftermarket wheels has worked out well; however, one of them is bent and one is scratched due to my bad parking downtown during lunch hour.
Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/64500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
Re: Bolt Pattern Question: 5x115 vs 5x114 (will it work?)
A 114.3mm bolt pattern will fit on a set of 115mm pattern lugs BUT, if the wheel does not center on the hub bore the first lug nut to be tightened pulls the wheel .7mm off center and the rest of the lugs bend to accommodate that off-center. If the wheel does index on the hub bore, then all 5 lugs bend inward slightly to accommodate the bolt circle difference.
Either way, the setup is not right. I would be very wary of driving around on 20 slightly bent lugs. 0.7mm is not much, but that still doesn't make it right.