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    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.

    Your input is appreciated.

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    Re: Bolt Pattern Question: 5x115 vs 5x114 (will it work?)

    Apparently it won't work. It would totally screw me.

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    Re: Bolt Pattern Question: 5x115 vs 5x114 (will it work?)

    Yeah they will fit on there but you will put ALOT of added stress on your studs so I wouldnt do it!

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    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.

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    Re: Bolt Pattern Question: 5x115 vs 5x114 (will it work?)

    Thanks, guys. I went with a set of wheels that matches my bolt pattern and still look nice.

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