The Wheel Nut and Bolt Configuration

For collector cars, the wheel bolt pattern is all over the place. What is the bolt circle, and which wheels fit even if you have a standard five-lug pattern? We've devoted countless hours to studying the topic, and we're always ready to assist customers in determining the bolt pattern on their vintage car or truck. Most of the time, it's as simple as having one of our Sales Representatives consult our database of bolt patterns, but occasionally, measuring the vehicle or the wheel is necessary to ensure proper fitment. In this comprehensive guide to everything bolt pattern, we're going to explain it to you in simple terms. Let's start now.

Compact car four-lug wheels have been around since the 1960s. In the 1960s, Ford used four-lug hubs and wheels on a variety of vehicles, including the Ford Falcon and even the Ford Mustang on some trim levels through the late 1960s.

4x4 is the most popular four lug pattern. 5 inches, but we also supply smaller 4x4 wheels. Bolt pattern of 25 inches Volkswagen and other foreign automobiles have a 4x130mm bolt pattern. Measure from the center of one wheel stud to the center of the one across from it to determine the type of bolt pattern you have.

We provide vintage 4-lug wheels for a variety of makes and models. The Smoothie wheel (available in primer, all chrome, and chrome outer/bare center), 1968-1969 Ford Styled Steel, and Vintage Wheel Works V48 are some of our available four-lug wheels. Both the 4x4 and the Smoothie wheel 25, plus a 4x4 patterns for 5 inch bolts One direct fit 4x4 is featured on the other wheels. Fittings for vintage Fords require a 5-inch bolt pattern.

The most typical wheels in the world of collector cars are those with five lugs. The most well-known manufacturer to use a five-lug bolt pattern was Ford, who did so in the late 1920s. The larger bolt patterns are for trucks, and the smaller bolt patterns are for passenger cars. Other manufacturers adopted this strategy and eventually settled on their own unique bolt patterns.  

To fit 5x4, 5x4, we provide five-lug wheels. 5, 5x4 75, 5x5, 5x5 Authentic bolt patterns in a range of sizes, including 5, and 5x205mm

Measure from the center of the wheel stud to the outer edge of the stud that is furthest away from it in order to determine the bolt pattern on a five lug wheel. View our diagram to see an example of how it is calculated.  

A 5x5.5-inch bolt pattern, also known as a 5x5-1/2-inch bolt pattern, is used on early Ford passenger cars. Next, the 5x5 Ford trucks were the only ones to use 5-inch bolt patterns. This bolt pattern, which we commonly refer to as "large Ford," was utilized for many years.

In the 1950s, Ford Motor Company switched to a smaller 5x4.5 inch bolt pattern. It was utilized on numerous vehicles over the years, including the Ford Fairlane and Ford Mustang.  The 5x4 Typically referred to as a "small Ford" pattern, a 5-inch bolt pattern can also be written as 5x4-1/2 inches.  

Large five-lug bolt patterns were used in the construction of early Chrysler full-size and luxury sedans. It is identical to the sizable Ford pattern, which measures 5x5. 5 inches Chrysler later switched to a smaller bolt pattern and stuck with it for a long time. Given that it is a 5x4, Ford also follows this pattern. five-inch pattern From the 1950s to the 1980s, a lot of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth vehicles featured the design. Chrysler also had a bolt pattern that was even smaller, a 5x4-inch pattern, which was used on some of the 1960s' smaller pony cars. When this bolt pattern first became an issue, many people switched their brakes over to use the more typical bolt pattern. With the creation of the smaller 4 inch pattern-equipped Mopar Rallye and Mopar Standard wheels, Coker Tire addressed that issue.

From the 1940s to the 1990s, General Motors used a wide bolt pattern for a variety of applications. Cadillac and other opulent vehicles from the 1950s used this bolt pattern. Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Buick vintage models are included. Consequently, you most likely have a 5x5 bolt pattern if you're using a large Olds rear end. After phasing out the six lug bolt pattern, Chevrolet and GMC began using this bolt pattern for their light two-wheel drive trucks in 1971.  

The 5x4 small GM pattern 75 inches, which has a broad range of applications from 1949 to the present day. It debuted on Chevy Fleetline and Styleline models before remaining in use throughout the Tri-Five, muscle car, and Corvette eras. Additionally, Buick, Pontiac, and Oldsmobile muscle cars used it. General Motors changed its bolt pattern to 5x120mm when it switched to metric hardware. With a difference of just The new metric pattern wheels measure 65mm and will fit a vintage Chevy.

Direct-fit wheels with a single bolt pattern include the OE Steel wheel, Chevy Rallye, Magnum 500, and many other original-style replica wheels. This is intended to maintain the integrity of restored cars, particularly those with exposed lug nuts. This is also ideal for custom vehicles without caps or caps with spiders.

We provide multi-lug wheels in our Smoothie, Hot Rod Steel, Artillery, and various other steel wheel designs for custom applications. The term "unilug" should not be used to describe this multi-lug design. Our multi-lug wheels use two separate bolt patterns that are stamped into the same wheel, giving you the option to use standard lug nuts without washers as opposed to unilug wheels that have an oval-shaped lug hole.

Our multi-lug wheels are typically divided into two categories: "large multi" and "small multi." meaning that if the part number contains the letters LM, the wheel has a large Ford and large GM pattern, and if the part number contains the letters SM, the wheel has a small Ford and small GM pattern.

The six lug part of this article is simple. Fortunately, the majority of light truck manufacturers used the same 6 on 5 lug bolt pattern. 5 inches Although it's still important to measure, just to be sure, every 6 lug truck from the 1930s to the 1980s has the same pattern. Simply measure from the center of one stud to the center of the stud next to it to determine the bolt circle.

For a long time, Chevrolet used 6 lug wheels on all of its trucks and some of its cars. Prior to 1971, all Chevrolet 3100 and C10 (half ton) trucks were built with six-lug wheels. The six-lug pattern was still present on the four-wheel drive Chevy and GMC trucks even after 1971.

We offer 6 lug wheels in a variety of designs, including OE Steel, Chevy Rallye, Pickup Rallye, and Smoothie. Additionally, we provide 6 lug Chevy Artillery wheels to fit vintage Chevys.

To increase the load capacity, many manufacturers built their heavy-duty trucks with larger hubs. This led to the creation of an 8-lug wheel design, which is still common on 3/4-ton and 1-ton trucks today. Another industry standard pattern with minimal differences between makes is this one. Almost all 8 lug bolt patterns have a 6 bolt circle. 5 inches Simply measure from the center of one stud to the center of the stud across from it to determine the bolt pattern.  

8-lug wheels are available from Coker Tire for vintage heavy-duty trucks. The wheels come in semi-gloss black powder coat or chrome and have a 16 inch diameter.  

Please contact us if you have any questions about the bolt pattern on your car or truck. We're happy to assist Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern time, and on Saturday, 8 am to 12 noon. You can reach us on the chat service or by calling 1-866-516-3215 if you have any questions.

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