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Measuring Lug Spacing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BurbLover, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. BurbLover

    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a frive lug trailer that the standard 5 on 4.5 trailer rims won't fit. How do I measure the lugs so I don't have to buy the 5 on 5 and the 5 on 5.5 to get the right one?

    Thanks.
     
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    Measure two holes that are almost across from each other. Measure from the outside edge of one to the middle of the one directly across.
     
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    Take a wheel to a tire shop. They have a nifty little gauge just for that.
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    On a 5 lug wheel you measure from the center of one stud to the center of the 2nd stud over. All that you are actually doing is drawing an imaginary circle between the centers of all studs and then measuring the diameter of that circle.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Take a wheel to a tire shop. They have a nifty little gauge just for that.

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    That's what I was trying to avoid /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Thanks guys. I think I've got it. I'll go measure today & then go buy some rims/tires.
     
  7. kennyw

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Measure two holes that are almost across from each other. Measure from the outside edge of one to the middle of the one directly across.

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    Yep, the back of one stud to the center of the apposing stud will get the measurement you need for 5 lug wheels.
     

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