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Old 11-02-2004, 00:42   #1 (permalink)
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5 bolt studs

I need an extra bolt in there.

The way i figure it, Im 90% sure that im going to need a new front tire for roadworth, so i may as well get 4 new tires, and if im getting new tires i dont want the piddly little 13 inch wheels that are on it, so i may as well go bigger, like 16, and im going to have trouble finding a 16 inch wheel with a 4 bolt stud pattern. So to me its logical that i change to the Ford 5 stud pattern. And besides all that, 4 bolts just dont look *right*.

How hard is this job? Can it be knocked over in a weekend? What are the best parts to use? Has anyone done this before that can tell me how its done? How much is it likely to cost me.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: 5 bolt studs

Ive also got an XY sedan down the back, could i use parts off that? Its been sitting for a while, so it'd probably need new disc's and the calipers overhauled.

The corty is disc brake front end, with drum brake rear. Same as the XY
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Old 11-02-2004, 04:05   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 5 bolt studs

There's a few places that do bolt on Front conversions ie: Hoppers stoppers , Castlemaine rodshop both have websites . With the rear maybe get a spare set of axles & drums & get them redilled to Falcon stud patern have had this done before & works fine depending on power output of course.
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Re: 5 bolt studs

When i changed my old TC corty to a V8, part of the requirements was to replace the old 4 stud pattern to the falcon 5 stud which also had to have the falcon braking system to match, as the old TC discs werent the vented type. I ended up buying a conversion kit from Castlemain Rod Shop
Cant remember what i paid for it or what it is now, probably around $1,000 now, but its worth it and its a full complete kit


The kit from HOPPERS STOPPERS is $1,100
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Re: 5 bolt studs

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I have heard the hoppers kit is way better as it is a simple bolt on. The castlemain kit apparently requires some machining (which may be illegal in some states).

Not 100% on this but it's what I've read.
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Re: 5 bolt studs

Looks like a good thing. $1,100 is a bit more than i was expecting, but seems worth it if im going to have some biggish horsepower. Hoppers looks like they've got the goods. I just hope they dont go broke before i get a chance to buy what i need!

I'll do it when i put my new engine and manual in.. WHICH I GOT TODAY! So ill definately leave it til after X-mas..

What about the rears?

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ive been told the hopper kit is the best way to go
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Thats the way i will be going. I found out today that the plates that i want are available too!
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Re: 5 bolt studs

for the rears i always thought of gettin falcon axles shortened and re-splined.
dunno how much it costs, but its another option for u

also i think u might be able to use the AU/BA wheels because of their offset, dont take my word on it though.
if they di fit, the 16" pursuits would be a cheap way to do it
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for the rears i always thought of gettin falcon axles shortened and re-splined.
dunno how much it costs, but its another option for u

also i think u might be able to use the AU/BA wheels because of their offset, dont take my word on it though.
if they di fit, the 16" pursuits would be a cheap way to do it
Have AU 15" chasers on my TD perfect offset.
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