: is swapping out hubs for a 5 lug possible?



starfox86
05-16-06, 09:22 PM
I was just wondering if theres any way possible to make my car a five lug instead of the stock six. would the corvette hubs fit or any others?.brakes and everything?....I have no clue...any body know?

diverdan
05-16-06, 09:54 PM
I still don't understand why Cadillac went with a six lug wheel in the first place. Obviously, a 5 lug works fine on the Z06.

P-Funk
05-17-06, 09:22 AM
:yeah:

StealthV
05-17-06, 10:14 AM
A Z06 doesn't weigh 4000+ lbs.

dqw1
05-17-06, 12:11 PM
I didn't realize they did it because of the weight. I'm still cussing. Does the V weigh that much more than the CTS that it requires 6?

BadCad
05-17-06, 12:53 PM
I remember this was posted before and the general consensus was it could be done but why? Costs outweighed the benefits.

StealthV
05-17-06, 01:17 PM
Doing some quick napkin force vector engineering with the assumption a V weighs 4000 lbs., a Z06 weighs 3250 lbs. and both corner at 1.0 g...

The V has 23% more load on each wheel than a Z06.

Thus, Z06's 5 bolts x 123% = 6.15 bolts needed on the V assuming same material strength, etc.

Too bad the 6-bolt circle wasn't the same as a Viper or GM truck to give us a few more options in the aftermarket.

P-Funk
05-17-06, 01:29 PM
Doing some quick napkin force vector engineering with the assumption a V weighs 4000 lbs., a Z06 weighs 3250 lbs. and both corner at 1.0 g...

The V has 23% more load on each wheel than a Z06.

Thus, Z06's 5 bolts x 123% = 6.15 bolts needed on the V assuming same material strength, etc.

Too bad the 6-bolt circle wasn't the same as a Viper or GM truck to give us a few more options in the aftermarket.

Based on your quick calcs, I would assume that the 5 lug could possibly work on the V (strength wise) but you lose a lot of the safety factor provided (required by codes and law?). On top of that, weight added due to mods would also increase the stress on the bolts so it is probably a very good thing that the V has 6 lugs.

StealthV
05-17-06, 02:52 PM
Swapping to 5 lug hubs themselves is easy and would most likely live up to most street duty. Lapping the Ring day after day, 6 is nice insurance.

The big (expensive) challenge to me going from 6 to 5 is the brakes. The rest is simple junk yard swapping.

starfox86
05-17-06, 03:13 PM
so ..what car could i pull the 5 lug off to fit the v....i want 5 x 115. so a vette will work? i was just going to buy new rotors that would be the same size as the old. i assume the calipers can still be used....the reason I want to do this is I have a set of wheels that i was to put on. and I dont want to spend the money for a new set. so what do i need to do? what do i need to swap and with what?. thanks:rolleyes: